Step 1: – 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.
Step 3: – Carefully remove the spinal cord with the knife, and if desired scrape the scales off. Mash the flesh up with a fork.
Step 5: – 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.