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The #1 food you should eat (and probably don't)

By Hilary Meyer, April 16, 2010 - 2:17pm

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Hilary asks: Do you like sardines? If you do, what are your favorite ways to eat them?


I eat sardines right out of the can. When I was young, my grandmother use to open a can at night while watching TV and we would share them. Never ate them any other way.


09/10/2010 - 3:29pm

Hi there - I love sardines. I live in italy, currently, and we can even get fresh sardines. They are great off the grill. Sometimes they also show up in the frozen food section. Unprocessed (eg canned) is even better! They have a special taste (some people might need to get accustomed to, do not smell or taste very fishy.


08/31/2010 - 11:04am

Scrambled with eggs, minced onions and hot pepper. Its really good.


08/27/2010 - 7:44pm

hot sauce and mustard are wonderful with sardines!


08/20/2010 - 2:33pm

In the phils the common way would be with rice. Sardines in tomato sauce are sauteed with garlic and onion with a dash of pepper. you can add chopped vegetables, like green beans, or julliened cabbage or bokchoy.


08/20/2010 - 2:09am

hot and spicy sardines in focaccia bread! best with fresh lettuce!!!! :)


08/19/2010 - 9:50pm

In my region (Boston, MA) they sell Beach Cliff sardines canned in water. They're the only brand I've found that has sardines canned in water rather than oil, so I get those. But, I don't think they're Pacific sardines. I'm pretty sure they're fished in the North Atlantic. Does it make a lot of difference whether they're Pacific or North Atlantic? I eat sardines all the time because they're reasonably affordable, but I'm afraid if I have to go to the Whole Foods fish monger to get Pacific wild-caught sardines and cook them up myself -- well, it's probably just not going to happen.

Can I still feel good about eating my Northeast sardines (not sure if they're wild-caught, either) ??


08/12/2010 - 12:31am

I love sardines! I had no idea they were good for the heart. So I will be eating them more often as I recently had a heart attack.

I love eating sardines w/hot grits, cheese and hot sauce, Has to be FRANKS hot sauce, LOL!
Sardines in mustard sauce is delish too!. I like eating sardines w/crackers too. thats a great snack too!


08/11/2010 - 10:52pm

With a fork--straight from the can, or on brown (Hovis) bread-&-butter.


08/11/2010 - 5:15pm

Just right out of the can!!! I have never tried them in a recipe - my grandpa turned me on to eating sardines when was very young, and I remember sitting in their kitchen with some crackers, cheese, and and an open can. I think that's the best way for someone to get to know these yummy little flavor powerhouses!


08/11/2010 - 9:21am

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