Sautéed Sardines Recipe

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Updated 2021-05-27

Fried sardines with fried rice and fried egg were one of my favorite meals to eat when I was growing up in the Philippines. It’s really easy, and it’s basically the same as this Jamaican recipe. I personally like to eat it with vinegar on the side, but that’s optional.

Sauteed sardines with egg and rice
Sauteed sardines with egg and rice.


  • 1 can sardines in oil
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 Small onion
  • Black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • Rice


  1. Heat up the oil from the sardine can in the pan.
  2. Sauté garlic and onion until caramelized.
  3. Add sardines and cook for a little bit.
  4. Add pepper to taste. Depending on the sardines, it might already be salty.
  5. Fry the egg and the rice in the residual oil.