Oh my goodness – these Sardine Balls in Tomato Sauce are very tasty, really delicious. You really must give this dish a try. They are soft like a sponge, and that’s because there is a secret ingredient that I added. You’ll see what it is in the recipe! Traditionally you don’t use it but you know me, I just can’t help myself, and the results are amazing.
I have to say they are called sprats here in UK, and not sardines, as they are smaller, but in Europe they call them sardines – they taste the same to me! You can fry them as they are, or dress them (Baked Sardines with Chermoula). I just love them and they they make a change from meat balls .Also they are a good source of nourishment and healthy for you too – Omega3. Why buy supplements when you can eat natural ingredients. A good balanced diet is essential for us all.
If you go to North Africa, this dish is very popular. They also are called Boulettes de sardine. As you may have guessed, I cook a lot of Mediterranean dishes as I love that kind of food.
Lets see how they are made: