Not So Basic
Sometimes, it is really hard to get nutrient dense food into your family. Sardines are one of the best foods to eat. Sardines are a great source of omega 3s, calcium, and vitamin D. Also, they contain very little toxins because they are a small fish.
However, some people don’t like sardines because of how fishy they are. That is why making a meal of the sardines and making them into flavorful patties can be a great option. The pumpkin compliments the sardines and minimizes the fishiness that can be overwhelming for some. My husband and 3 year old, Noah, gobbled up these filling patties for dinner with broccoli and wild rice.
What a different take on a fall, pumpkin dish, right?!?!
Makes about 12 patties
- 200g pumpkin, canned (half the can)
- 2 cans sardine fillets
- 1 egg
- 4-5 tbsp cassava flour or arrowroot starch
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/8 tsp ground pepper
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- avocado oil or grass-fed butter for pan frying
- Heat pan on medium high heat on the stove.
- Add 4 TBSP avocado oil to the pan.
- Add ingredients to blender.
- Pulse until the sardines are chopped up and the ingredients are mixed.
- Scoop about 1/4 cup of the mixture into the pan for each patty.
- Fry for about 5 minutes on one side. Flip, and fry for about 3 minutes on the other side.
- Remove from the pan when cooked, and fry any remaining batter.