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Sardines On Toast

Published Sunday, 31 August, 2008 by Anne

Grilled sardines = healthy and cheap!



  • 1 tin of sardines in tomato sauce (costs around 15-20 pence).
  • Slice of bread.


- Empty tin out onto plate for preparation. If you're not fussy you can mash the sardines up whole - scales, backbone and all - but if you don't want to eat another being's spinal cord then split the fish down the belly with a sharp knife and open it up.

- Carefully remove the spinal cord with the knife, and if desired scrape the scales off. Mash the flesh up with a fork.

- Toast one side of the bread under a grill. Spread the fish paste over the other side then grill until the fish is slightly brown and the bread is toasted.


  • Martin 2 years ago

    Carefully remove the spinal cord
    Cheapskate meals...
    Eating fish thats been dead for a couple of years.

    Oh for chrissakes, read this stuff... godhelpus - 'Generation Snowflake' cooks.

  • Dais 3 years ago

    I mash the ones in tomato sauce up with a load of vinegar and put them on toast

  • Sweg 5 years ago

    Can be made a lot nicer buy buying better sardines (the ones that are about 90p to £1) no scales and no bones whatsoever

  • Lewis 6 years ago

    Its ok if you dont mind eating fish thats been dead for a couple of years.

  • Loz 6 years ago

    Cheapskate meals...

  • Nigel 6 years ago

    Wash off the sauce, much nicer

  • Adam 9 years ago

    delicious on toast with some cherry tomatoes, lettuce, oil and vinegar chopped up really small
    or straight out of the can :D

  • James 10 years ago

    I was brought up on this recipe for my tea when a child and I loved it then, as I do now. I must do, since it is still my most favourite snack, by a mile!

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