How to Make a Spicy Sardine Omelet

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Learn how to make spicy sardine omelet

Learn how to make spicy sardine omelet

An omelet is a dish consisting of beaten eggs that are fried in oil or butter. Omelets can be cooked in many different ways by adding various vegetables and meats. Certain places even have their own signature omelets, such as the Denver omelet and the Spanish omelet.

A sardine is a small oily fish. It is one of the most popular canned goods that we can easily buy at the market. Canned sardines are available packed in several different sauces, which make it a very flexible ingredient.

Since I'm an omelet lover, I decided to try adding sardines and vegetables to come up with a flavorful variation. Enjoy this breakfast dish by following my recipe below.

Ingredients for a sardine omelet

Ingredients for a sardine omelet


  • 3 eggs, beaten, seasoned
  • 80 grams spicy sardines, in tomato sauce, drained
  • 1 tablespoon bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon mushroom, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon onion, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon tomato, chopped
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • Cooking oil
  • Spring onions, garnish


For Preparation:

  • 1 medium plate
  • 2 medium bowls
  • Measuring spoons
  • Chopping board
  • Knife
  • Fork

For Cooking:

  • Pan
  • Spatula or cooking spoon

Cook Time

Prep timeCook timeReady inYields

5 min

15 min

20 min

2 to 3 servings


  1. Heat pan with a oil and butter. Saute onion.
  2. Add bell pepper and mushroom.
  3. Mix in the tomato.
  4. Stir in spicy sardines. Break them into small pieces. Continue cooking.
  5. Pour in beaten eggs. Season more if needed.
  6. Gently fold the cooked outer portions of the omelet toward the center.
  7. Cover the pan to cook thoroughly.
  8. Serve it as an open-faced or half-moon-shape omelet.

Tips and Techniques

  • Use ordinary sardines rather than spicy ones.
  • Add other vegetables that you prefer.
  • Flavor up your omelet with any seasonings available.
  • Choose organic chicken eggs as an healthier option.
  • Increase its spiciness level by adding hot sauce or freshly chopped chilies.
  • For extra flavor, serve the drained sardine liquid with your omelet.
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Liza from USA on February 10, 2019:

Yummy! Thanks :)

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on February 10, 2019:

Hi Liza,

That's a simple yet perfect lunch meal! I love eating sardines even if served straight from the can. Have a nice day!

Liza from USA on February 10, 2019:

I love sardines, but my husband don't! He had a hard time with the smell and the taste of it. This looks very delicious and healthy. In Malaysia we eat sardine and fried eggs with steamed rice for lunch. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on December 14, 2018:

Hello Liz,

Yes, sardines with oil is great too. You can add chili powder or freshly chopped chilies. For the tomato sauce alternative, just saute chopped tomatoes if you want. Plus just add enough amount of salt and pepper. It will definitely works! I really love sardines.

Travel Chef (author) from Manila on December 14, 2018:

Hi Rinita,

Hahaha I agree! I really love eggs. Actually, I was working as a breakfast cook for less than 2 years. As a front liner breakfast chef, one of the most popular omelet condiments is smoked salmon. In some parts of Europe, they also use Bacalau for their scrambled eggs.

Liz Westwood from UK on December 14, 2018:

Would this also work with an ordinary tin of sardines, but by adding chilli powder to vary the spiciness?

Rinita Sen on December 14, 2018:

Fish in an omelette? Hmm, interesting. You do love your eggs, don't you? Haha, joking. Love this.

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