How to Make a Spicy Sardine Omelet

Updated on August 1, 2019
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I am a chef on a luxury world cruise-liner. I love to cook and write recipes that are inspired by foods from all over the world.

how to make spicy sardine omelet
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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.

sardine omelette
sardine omelette | Source

Ingredients

  • 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

Utensils

For Preparation:

  • 1 medium plate
  • 2 medium bowls
  • measuring spoons
  • chopping board
  • knife
  • fork

For Cooking:

  • pan
  • spatula or cooking spoon

Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: 2 to 3 servings

Instructions

  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.

Spicy Sardines Omelet Step-by-Step Procedure

Tips and Techniques

  1. Use ordinary sardines rather than spicy ones.
  2. Add other vegetables that you prefer.

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Questions & Answers

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      • lizmalay profile image

        Liza 

        9 months ago from USA

        Yummy! Thanks :)

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Travel Chef 

        9 months ago from California

        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!

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        Liza 

        9 months ago from USA

        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.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Travel Chef 

        11 months ago from California

        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.

      • dredcuan profile imageAUTHOR

        Travel Chef 

        11 months ago from California

        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.

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        Liz Westwood 

        11 months ago from UK

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

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        Rinita Sen 

        11 months ago

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

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