Sardines are high in protein and full of Omega 3 fats. These Sicilian Sardine Patties, also known as Polpette di Sarde alla Siciliana, are delicious and the addition of currants and toasted pine nuts to fish is typically Sicilian. The one nuts do add texture and a little bit of crunch. If you make bigger patties, they make a great main course for dinner. Serve with some mayonnaise or aioli.
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Tip: When preparing the onion for this recipe, don’t chop it – grate it instead. Also, use currants instead of sultanas as they’re smaller and hold nicely in the patties.
Did you know: Sardines have been around for centuries? These small fish are said to be named after Sardinia, an island of Italy, because of the abundance that could be found there. While sardines can be enjoyed fresh, they are highly perishable. This is why they’re most commonly found canned. Sardines are abundant in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Mediterranean seas. Sardines are an excellent source of Omega-3 fatty acids that help prevent heart disease due to their anti-inflammatory properties. Omega-3 fatty acids also reduce the risk of blood clots and lower blood pressure. Sardines also have protein, which is essential for you to build healthy bones and muscles.
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