Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Sardines Omelette

Mammy makes omelette for breakfast and uses anything and everything she can grab from our kitchen.  One of the simplest omelette that has become a breakfast favorite is this.  When we were kids, canned sardines is always served on our dining table.  It was called a poor-man's-food by our town people that's why I thought all the while that we were poor :-) We still are :-) although we enjoy a few comfort and convenience our budgets can afford.

Anyway, how can canned sardines be a poor-man's-food when it is too expensive? Then the poor can no longer afford it? If that is the case, what are they eating now?

Enough of this issue for now.  My parents always have several cans of sardines (either with tomato sauce or in oil) in the house as they are used as dog-food most of the time.  Once in a while, we snick-out a few cans for our meal :-) I love canned sardines.  Sardines per se, the fish I mean, are one of the nutritious oily fishes that are rich in omega-3 not to mention the nutrients we get from the tomato sauce it comes with.  A poor-man's-food or not, I highly recommend sardines, canned or fresh, as part of everybody's daily meal.



Eggs, beaten - 3
Sardines, canned - 2 small cans
Onions, diced - 1 medium
Vegetable Oil
Salt and ground pepper to taste
Magi Magic Sarap

Cooking Procedure:

1. Drain the sauce of the canned sardines.  You may use it to drizzle your rice or for any future use.
2.  Heat oil in a wok then sauté the garlic and onion then add the sardines.  Mash it. 
3.  Season with salt, ground black pepper, and magi magic sarap. Let it simmer for a minute then remove from fire.  Cool it down
4.  Mix the beaten egg and the sauteed sardines in a bowl.
5.  In the same frying pan, pour in the egg-sardines mixture. 
6.  Fry both side for about 5 minutes or until each side turns brown.

Serve with your favorite sinangag.  

See recipe of sinangag here.  

For more of our omelette recipes click this  and this for other egg recipes. 

© Fresha-licious (13November2012)


  1. One of my all time favorite almusal when I was in college :)

  2. ditto since it was easy to prepare :-)

  3. Still a favorite. My grandma in Jamaica made them for us on weekends