Sardine Croquettes with White Bean and Tomato Confit Salad
Sardine Croquettes with White Bean and Tomato Confit Salad
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Sardine Croquettes with White Bean and Tomato Confit Salad

20 MIN
15 MIN
You don’t have to spend hard-earned cash on gourmet goods to take meals up a notch. Patience (praises for braises!) and a few handy techniques transform the humblest of ingredients into food everyone will love. Here, canned whole tomatoes, cooked low and slow with olive oil, and tinned sardines, rebooted as crispy croquettes, enhance a white-bean salad. It’s hearty, it’s wholesome—it’s the dish you serve that elicits cries of “Peasant food is the best food!”


Sardine Croquettes



Sardine Croquettes

  1. In a bowl, coarsely crush the sardines with a fork. Stir in the mashed potatoes, egg and bread crumbs. Add the sardine oil (see note). Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Shape each croquette using 1 tbsp of the sardine mixture to obtain 2 dozen. Slightly flatten each croquette.
  3. In a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat, brown the croquettes in the oil for 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels. Let cool.


  1. In a bowl, combine the vinegar and oil. Add the shallot, parsley, beans and tomato confit. Adjust the seasoning.
  2. Serve the salad topped with the croquettes.


Canned sardines come packed in oil or water. If packed in oil, add the oil directly to the croquette mixture. If packed in water, drain the sardines and add 1 tbsp (15 ml) of olive oil to the croquette mixture.

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