One of our readers Floriana Sergio, works as a pharmacist but is also a food blogger and has sent us a recipe of the “poor” Sicilian tradition. It is not only easy to make but also scrumptuous to taste.
For 6 people
1 kg fresh sardines
100 gr. breadcrumb
30 gr. raisins
30 gr. pine nuts
30 gr. grated pecorino cheese
hard wheat flour
Balck pepper, salt, olive oil
Clean and bone the sardines, removing the head, then chop them with a sharp knife.
In a little bowl soak the raisins in warm water. Grate half of a lemon zest and squeese also the juice. In a larger bowl mix the sardines with all the other ingredients. Adjust the stiffness of the mix with the breadcrumb, then prepare the rounded sardines meatballs and fry them in hot olive oil.
You can either serve the dish as a starter of a meal, or instead cook the meatballs in tomato sauce and have a main course dish. In this case, you can make the meatballs a bit bigger in shape.