Baked Spicy Sardine and Egg Puffs
I have been craving for a few Sardine and Egg Puffs though each time I asked the Hub if he wanted them he would say no. He's generally difficult with fish and sardines do tend to sound, smell and taste fishy. Funny enough, each time I made them, he would help himself to a few, but just don't ask him if he wanted them.
For dinner yesterday, I made them without telling him beforehand. I don't eat goat's cheese so at least I could have sardines. I was expecting our guests not to like them (if you offer me herring or tuna or anything but sardine I would freak out), but surprisingly enough they all chose to try one and even liked it!
The sardines I thought contrasted quite nicely with the chopped hard boiled eggs. Make it a little spicy and it gets a little kick as well.
Baked Spicy Sardine and Egg Puffs :
1 tin of Sardines in Chilli oil (mashed)
1 hard-boiled Egg (chopped)
Half a red Onion (chopped)
1 Bird's eye chilli (crushed)
Drain the chilli oil into a small frying pan (adding more olive or peanut oil if necessary).
Fry the onion and chilli in it till fragrant.
Turn off the heat and mix in the mashed sardines and egg. Squeeze a bit of lemon juice over it.
Almost the end of the filling
Chill for an hour before filling puff pastry squares with it. I like to add some ajwain seeds to the fresh puff pastry befing adding any filling. Just sprinkle the seeds on top and then press them gently into the pastry.
Bake in a hot 180°C oven for 20 minutes.