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Fab Fish Fritters

Servings 5


  • 2 4.4 oz tins of Wild Planet sardines, drained
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp dill dried
  • juice of 1 lime ~2 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp sriracha
  • 1/2 cup brown rice cooked
  • salt/pepper
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cover a baking sheet with foil and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a medium bowl, smash the sardines with a folk until it's flaked like tuna in a can.
  • Add egg, dill, lime juice, sesame seeds, sriracha, and brown rice. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well.
  • Pour panko onto a plate.
  • Grab 1/5 of the mixture (a small handful) and form into a patty. Note: it will be fairly damp. Don't squeeze too hard.
  • Continue to form patty in the panko until it is covered. Place on baking sheet.
  • Repeat for all 5 fritters. Spray tops of fritters with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Bake for 11 minutes. Remove from oven. Flip the fritters and cook for another 11 minutes. Note: you may want to broil for a minute or two for crispy brown tops.
  • Serve with additional Srirachi and lime wedges.


Other Thoughts:
  • Still scared of sardines? This recipe would be good with canned tuna or canned salmon too. (Although, I have not tried it.)
  • To make gluten free, omit the panko step.
  • If you don't have any rice made, you can use panko or breadcrumbs in the fritters instead. I've tried it with panko and it's very good too!
Athletes: Perfect meal for post endurance training to help repair muscles, decrease soreness, and improve the immune system. I always eat these or sardine + avocado toast after my weekend long runs. Eat 2-3 cakes, at least. I won't judge if you eat them all!
Healthy Eating: Great way to add more variety to the fish in your eating routine. Put these over a salad and top with olive oil based vinaigrette. You can bake these ahead of time and reheat for easy lunches.
Kids: This is one of the best ways to add more fish to your kids diet who may be fish averted. Let them dip in ketchup, ranch, hummus or whatever condiment gets them excited. Remember: Omega 3 is imperative to brain growth and development in kids.