Today, I visited my fishmonger and he recommended the small sardines.
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Large sardines are great on the grill (grillate o sulla brace).
These sardines are small and they are great fried.
1 pound fresh sardines
1 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup flour
Salt and pepper
Remove heads from the sardines (grab the head with two fingers and pull down towards the stomach). Rinse them thoroughly.
Coat the fish with flour.
Shake off excess flour.
Place oil in a frying pan. When smoking hot, add coated sardines few at a time.
Fry for 5 to 6 minutes.
Add salt and pepper and serve hot or at room temperature.
I am sure, you'll agree that there is nothing like it.