1kg fresh sardines
125ml red wine vinegar
4 garlic cloves, crushed
4 teaspoons oregano
1 teaspoon crushed red chillies
1 teaspoon cracked black peppercorns
75g plain flour
Vegetable oil for deep frying
Crispy Marinated Sardines Recipe
Mix sardines, vinegar, garlic, oregano, chilli and pepper in a bowl.
Allow to marinade for a few hours (overnight preferably) for flavours to infuse.
Drain the sardines, pat dry with kitchen paper then toss with the flour in a bowl.
Deep fry sardines in hot oil, in batches, until light brown. Drain & serve