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Deep-Fried Sardine and Peanut Butter Rolls

Deep-Fried Sardine and Peanut Butter Rolls

I filleted the sardines, spread the crunchy peanut butter, coat them with thin batter, and deep-fried them.

Ingredients: 2 servings (about 57 kcal)

Sardines
5 (net weight 160 g)
Peanut butter
32 g
◎Bread flour
2 tablespoons
◎Cold water
40 ml
Salt
a small amount
Frying oil
as needed

Steps

1. I used Skippy's super crunchy peanut butter this time.
2. Rub off the scales carefully with your fingers, wash the sardines, and cut off the heads. The sardine scales come off easily, so you can remove them with your fingers.
3. Make a cut down the belly and remove the innards under running water to clean the inside.
4. Fillet the fish by moving the knife along the backbone from the head to the tail.
5. Remove the inedible parts, bones, and skin from one of the fillets.
6. Do the same as Step 4 with the other fillet. Even if you don't remove the small bones, you will be able to eat them after deep-frying.
7. Lightly sprinkle with salt, and let it sit for about 5 minutes.
8. Spread the peanut butter on 2/3 of the surface, spreading towards the head area.
9. Roll it up from the head area, and secure with a toothpick.
10. Mix the ◎ ingredients to make the batter, and dip the sardines in it.
11. Deep-fry in oil at 170℃. Please be careful not to burn it. When you raise the oil temperature a little bit at the end, it makes the roll more crispy.
12. Drain the excess oil, remove the toothpick, serve on a plate, and done!

Story Behind this Recipe

I created his recipe because I just thought that peanut butter and sardines might go well together...