Tasty, cheap sardine bites
Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Nut-free, Soya-free
- 2 tins sardines in oil don't worry about the bones, they are soft and add calcium - trust me!
- 2 leaves savoy cabbage kale or spring greens
- 2 spring onions
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 tbsp frozen peas defrosted - or any veg of your choice
- 1 tbsp frozen sweetcorn defrosted - or any veg of your choice
- 1 tbsp chopped dill
- 1 medium free-range egg
- 1 tbsp lime juice
- 2 tbsp sesame seeds
- Sprinkle chilli powder
- Dash of Tiger Tiger worcester sauce many are not gluten-free
- Black pepper to taste
If you have a food processor then place all the ingredients into the bowl with the chopping attachment and process until it is smooth. If you don't have a food processor, use a hand-held chopper and chop the vegetables individually adding them to a bowl once done. Add the beaten egg and remaining ingredients and mix well.
Remove a walnut-sized piece of mixture and roll into a ball, flattening it with your hand slightly to make a small burger-type shape. Place on a greased baking tray and continue until all the mixture is used up. Don't worry the mixture is quite sticky!
Place the sardine 'bites' into a pre-heated oven at 200 degrees C, 180 degree fan, for 15-20 minutes or until golden.
Serve with your choice of vegetables and my home-made tartare sauce (1 tbsp mayonnaise, 1 tsp chopped dill, handful washed and chopped capers, 1 spring onion white finely chopped, and a squeeze of lemon). I don't include the recipe because it was 'rejected' by the kids...despite the adults loving it!