Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Post Type Selectors
post

Sardine and Eggs for Breakfast and Brunch

Yum
Sardine and Eggs
Shares

I’ve never thought I’d like canned sardines until I tried this recipe. It’s super easy to make with just a handful of ingredients that you’ll probably have in your fridge and pantry. I was also surprised to learn that sardines are packed with nutrition like protein and omega-3 fatty acids. The one I’m using has no weird ingredients, just sardines, salt, and 100% olive oil.

This Sardine and Eggs is a game-changer for any meal of the day honestly. So next time you come across the canned food aisle, don’t forget to grab a couple of canned sardines. Save them in your pantry and try this dish. Let’s get cooking

What you’ll need

Main Ingredients

  • 1 can sardines, boneless and skinless
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Handful of onions, sliced
  • 2 tsp tomato paste
  • ½ cup fresh tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic, minced
  • ¾ cup water

Garnishing

  • Salt to taste
  • Parsley, chopped 
  • Fresh chilies, optional 
Sardine and Eggs

How to make Sardine and Eggs

  1. In a pan, heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat.
  2. Add the sliced onions to the pan and sauté until they become translucent and slightly caramelized, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Toss in the chopped fresh tomatoes and continue to sauté for another 3 minutes, allowing the tomatoes to soften and release their juices.
  4. Add the minced garlic to the pan, stirring constantly for about 1 minute until fragrant. Be careful not to burn the garlic.
  5. Mix in tomato paste, ensuring it is well combined with the onions, tomatoes, and garlic. Cook for another 2 minutes.
  6. Pour in half of the water, stirring to deglaze the pan and incorporate all the flavors. Let this mixture simmer for 1-2 minutes.
  7. Gently add the sardines to the pan, breaking them up slightly with a spoon. Pour in the remaining ¼ cup of water, and stir everything together.
  8. Make small wells in the mixture and crack the eggs into them. Cover the pan with a lid and turn the heat to low. Allow the eggs to slow-cook until they are done to your liking, about 3-4 minutes for soft yolks.
  9. Once the eggs are cooked, season the dish with salt to taste. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley and, if you like some heat, add a few slices of fresh chilies.
  10. Serve your Sardine and Eggs hot, straight from the pan.

What to pair with Sadine and Eggs

Crusty Bread: Perfect morning breakfast. You can also toast the bread with butter before serving.

Spaghetti: you can use canned sardines to create a quick and delicious pasta dish.

White Rice: A great option if you’re Asian and looking for a hearty and satisfying meal.

Flatbread (like Naan): I’ve tried it with flatbread, and it was surprisingly good.

Roasted Vegetables: Adds a healthy and flavorful side to complement the dish.

The pan I used to make sardine and eggs

I used a cast iron with a lid to cook this dish. Cast iron heats evenly and retains heat well.

Normal cast iron skillet might not come with a lid, but the brand that I used does have one, which helps trap the steam and cook the eggs through while keeping the yolks beautifully runny. 

Sardine and Eggs

Sardine and Eggs

I've never thought I'd like canned sardines until I tried this recipe. It's super easy to make with just a handful of ingredients that you'll probably have in your fridge and pantry. I was also surprised to learn that sardines are packed with nutrition like protein and omega-3 fatty acids.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Breakfast, Eggs, Lunch, Seafood
Cuisine American, Asian, Fusion Food
Servings 2 people

Equipment

  • 1 skillet with lid

Ingredients
  

Main Ingredients

  • 1 can sardines boneless and skinless
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Handful of onions sliced
  • 2 tsp tomato paste
  • ½ cup fresh tomatoes chopped
  • 1 tsp garlic minced
  • ¾ cup water

Garnishing

  • Salt to taste
  • Parsley chopped
  • Fresh chilies optional

Instructions
 

  • In a pan, heat olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add the sliced onions to the pan and sauté until they become translucent and slightly caramelized, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Toss in the chopped fresh tomatoes and continue to sauté for another 3 minutes, allowing the tomatoes to soften and release their juices.
  • Add the minced garlic to the pan, stirring constantly for about 1 minute until fragrant. Be careful not to burn the garlic.
  • Mix in tomato paste, ensuring it is well combined with the onions, tomatoes, and garlic. Cook for another 2 minutes.
  • Pour in half of the water, stirring to deglaze the pan and incorporate all the flavors. Let this mixture simmer for 1-2 minutes.
  • Gently add the sardines to the pan, breaking them up slightly with a spoon. Pour in the remaining ¼ cup of water, and stir everything together.
  • Make small wells in the mixture and crack the eggs into them. Cover the pan with a lid and turn the heat to low. Allow the eggs to slow-cook until they are done to your liking, about 3-4 minutes for soft yolks.
  • Once the eggs are cooked, season the dish with salt to taste. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley and, if you like some heat, add a few slices of fresh chilies.
  • Serve your Sardine and Eggs hot, straight from the pan.
Keyword Easy sardine and eggs, Healthy sardine meals, Nutritious sardine breakfast, Quick sardine skillet

Shares

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating




Hey, I'm Sa. Welcome to Wikisizzle! I’d like to keep it simple with everyday meals that are easy to make. Hope you find some delightful flavors here. Let’s get cooking.

Let’s connect