Tortang Sardinas with Sauce

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Tasty Budget Friendly Filipino Tortang Sardinas Dish

Tortang sardinas with sweet and sour sauce are incredibly simple to make. If you are on a tight budget, this recipe is ideal for you. It is inexpensive, and canned sardines are always available on the market. Canned sardines can be eaten straight from the can, but if you want to try something different, try this recipe. To make the recipe healthy, we’ll add moringa or malunggay leaves and call it tortang sardinas. It’s not only filling, but it’s also high in protein, which comes from sardines. Serve the tortang sardinas with a sweet and sour sauce that is made with their own sauce. You’ll be surprised at how tasty it is.

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Difficulty: Intermediate Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 20 min Total Time 35 mins
Servings: 2 Calories: 778
Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Tortang sardinas with sweet and sour sauce will astound your family and friends. It tastes good and is best eaten with alcoholic or soft drinks while having fun with friends. It’s very easy to make because the preparation is very simple. With the addition of some ingredients and spices, we can now enjoy the distinct flavor of canned sardines. Make this tortang sardinas with sweet and sour sauce by following the step-by-step instructions. Have fun while you're cooking.



SAUCE (Sweet & Sour)

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    1. Open the can of sardines and separate the sardines and sauce. In a bowl, mash the sardines using a fork while the sauce must be set aside for later use.

    2. Finely chop moringa or malunggay leaves and add them to the mashed sardines. Add the minced onion and garlic, flour, salt, ground black pepper, and cracked eggs. Mix well to incorporate.

    3. In a pan, heat cooking oil and set fire to low-medium heat. Scoop about ¼ cup of the sardine mixture, and then fry until all is consumed. Cook both sides until they turn golden brown. Use a table napkin to drain excess oil.

    SAUCE (Sweet & Sour)

    1. To make the sweet and sour sauce, pour the sardine sauce previously set aside into another pan. Bring it to a soft boil.

    2. Add white vinegar and stir well, then add white sugar and continuously stir.

    3. Add the cornstarch mixture, which is composed of 1 tbsp of cornstarch and 2 tbsp of water. Mix well until slightly thick.

    4. Add chopped spring onion, then serve.

    5. Serve tortang sardinas with sweet and sour sauce. Enjoy eating.

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    Nutrition Facts

    Servings 2

    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 778kcal
    % Daily Value *
    Total Fat 50g77%
    Saturated Fat 9.8g50%
    Cholesterol 165mg56%
    Sodium 1997mg84%
    Potassium 701mg21%
    Total Carbohydrate 47g16%
    Dietary Fiber 7.6g31%
    Sugars 23.5g
    Protein 41g82%

    Calcium 37 mg
    Iron 38 mg
    Vitamin D 77 IU

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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