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Smashed Sardines

This upmarket sarnie is quick and full of flavour. Toasted sourdough bread is nicely chewy.


  • 2 slices sourdough bread

  • light olive oil for brushing

  • salt and pepper, to season

  • 1 tin sardines, drained

  • 1 free-range egg, grated

  • 2 tbsp baby capers

  • 2 tsp chopped anchovies

  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • juice of half a lemon


  • 1.

    Heat a griddle to smoking hot. Brush the bread with the oil and season well.

  • 2.

    Cook on the griddle for about a minute each side until nicely lined.

  • 3.

    Mix all the remaining ingredients together and season well.

  • 4.

    Spread over the toasted sourdough and finish with the rocket leaves and a drizzle of extra virgin olive oil.

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