These fritters are such a staple in our house and have been an absolute hit over on my Instagram. I love this recipe as it contains omega 3 rich sardines, which are also a great source of calcium. Many of us are not eating enough oily fish, and for those of us who are pregnant and breastfeeding - oily fish is essential. The DHA in oily fish like salmon, sardines and also cod liver oil, are super important for the developing brains and bodies of babies and children. Although in saying this, absolutely everyone can benefit from this super nutrient! Many people are turned off sardines due to their strong flavour, but in these patties they blend beautifully with all of the other delicious ingredients. Give them a go, and let me know how you and your little ones like them.
1 tin of sardines in olive oil
3/4 cup finely chopped or grated vegetables (e.g. peas, zucchini, carrot, leak, broccoli florets, spinach, etc)
1/4 cup cheddar or parmesan cheese (optional)
2 tbsp cassava flour (spelt, buckwheat, wholemeal would also work)
1 garlic clove finely diced
Season with salt + pepper (leave the salt off bubs)
In a bowl, whisk the two eggs and break up the sardines into small pieces, including the bones, well mashed - they are a great source of calcium! Also combine the chopped vegetables, garlic cheese and flour. Mix well to combine, then scoop into a pan with olive oil over a medium heat. Cook until golden on both sides, and firm in the middle.