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Different ways to cook sardines in a can.

Updated: Apr 16

Since community quarantine in the Philippines, the sardines in can has been a local staple in every Filipino household. With this, different recipes have come to mind to make it more appetizing and delicious for every Filipino family to enjoy. Plus factor is its affordability and accessibility.

The first and the less complicated would be the SARDINES SPAGHETTI.


  • 1 teaspoon of cooking oil of your choice preferably palm

  • 2 cloves of garlic

  • 1 medium-sized onion

  • 2 cans of sardines in tomato sauce

  • spaghetti pasta


1.Boil water in a large pot. To make sure pasta doesn't stick together, use at least 4 quarts of water for every pound of noodles.

2. Salt the water with at least a tablespoon—more is fine. The salty water adds flavor to the pasta

3. Heat the oil in a pan.

4. Sauté the garlic and onion until cooked.

5. Toss in the sardines.

6. After a few minutes, put the cooked sardines over the pasta.

7. Mix well.

8. Enjoy your sardines spaghetti.

Next would be sardine in a rice bowl. Maybe one of the easiest to prepare.

Here goes:


  • 1 can of sardines in tomato sauce

  • 1 cup of cooked rice (or quinoa or couscous)

  • 1 large egg, fried or poached

  • Red pepper flakes (cayenne or aleppo chile pepper)

How to prepare:

1. Warm sardines with sauce in microwave.

2. Serve over rice.

3. Top with the cooked egg and sprinkle of hot pepper flakes.

Next would be the Sardines with Egg that can be best eaten during breakfast.


  • 2 cans sardines in tomato sauce, drained

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 4 eggs, beaten

  • 1 medium onion, chopped

  • salt

  • pepper

  • cooking oil

Cooking Directions:

1. In a bowl, mix together the beaten eggs, salt and pepper. Remember that sardines are naturally salty, so do not put a lot of salt.

2. In a frying pan, heat the oil and saute the garlic and onion. Stir until done.

3. Add the sardines and shred them lengthwise. Cook for about 2 minutes.

4. Pour in the egg mixture and continue cooking until you reach the desired doneness.

5. Transfer to a serving dish and ready to serve.

6. Enjoy!

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