Fried Sardines with Chile Lime Salt are delicious and crisp, and this recipe comes with a great origin story.
Every day when we’d drive past the bay on the way to work, we see guys out there netting sardines. And there were always pelicans swooping in and eating the catch, so we figured they must be delicious.
These are especially good with a cocktail. Maybe it’s the chile lime salt—or the fact that they’re fried. The sardines that we get have beautiful stripes on them. You can’t find them in the States, but you will be happily surprised by how affordable—and good—fresh sardines are.
* photo by Gentl & Hyers