Butterflied Sardines with a Crispy Crumb

Yields: 2 Servings Difficulty: Easy Prep Time: 10 Mins Cook Time: 5 Mins Total Time: 15 Mins

This summery recipe is so easy to prepare and is absolutely delicious.  The butterflied sardines are cooked in minutes to give a wonderful golden and crispy topping.  Serve with salad –  Panzanella Salad is the perfect pairing.

The sardines were gifted to me by Bradley’s https://bradleysfish.com/ (they deliver throughout the UK) use the code Victoria-15 at check out for a 15% discount.




0/13 Ingredients
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    For the crumb
  • For the topping
  • For the sardines


0/3 Instructions
  • In a small bowl mix together all the crumb ingredients. Then in another small bowl mix together the topping ingredients and set aside.
  • Season the butterflied sardines on both sides. Now press a tablespoon of breadcrumbs on to each flesh side of the sardines. Place the oil in a large frying pan over a medium heat. Fry skin side down for about 1 minute. Carefully turn the sardines over and fry for about 90 seconds until the crust is golden and crispy.
  • Remove the sardines and place on a plate, crust side up. Sprinkle with the topping and pour over the remaining hot oil – enjoy! Serve with salad.


For this recipe I used the most delicious sardines that were gifted to me by https://bradleysfish.com/ they tasted wonderful.  If you'd like to try them for yourself or any of their wonderful range of frozen seafood use the code Victoria-15 for a 15% discount on your orders.

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