I got the idea to make this because I couldn’t find tuna for a couple of weeks in the supermarket (stuff in Venezuela can be hard to come by sometimes) but I still saw sardines on the shelf.
Having never tried sardines and reasoning that it is a fish, and I’ve never tried fish I didn’t like, I decided to buy it. My grocery store carried two versions, with tomato, or with hot sauce. Do stores outside of Latin America sell sardines this way? I got both and then forgot about them for a while.
One weekend morning I couldn’t decide what to make so I was rooting around in my cupboards and came across the sardines with tomato sauce. It was breakfast so I naturally wanted eggs too. This is what became of it:
This recipe makes enough for two people or for breakfast and lunch.
1 can of sardines in tomato sauce
S&P to taste
Grated parmesan on top
- Open the sardines and dump them into the pan with the sauce. I usually pick the bones out with my fingers but I am told that some people like to eat them.
- Crack the eggs and scramble them into the sardines, being sure to break up the sardines in the process.
- Slice the tomatoes into chunks and dump them into the pan.
- Mix it all up until the eggs are done and the tomatoes are warm.
- Serve hot with grated parm on top.
Note: some hostels wont let you cook fish on site if the kitchen is close to the dorms (like my hostel in Dominican Republic).