Ancient Roman Recipes

A Dish of Sardines - Patella de apua


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A Dish of Sardines

Sardine loaf (or omelette) is made in this manner:
Clean the sardines of skin and bones.
Break and beat eggs and mix with half of the fish.
Add to this some stock, wine and oil,
and finish the composition by heating it.
When done to a point, add the remaining part of the sardines to it.
Let it stand a while over a slow fire to congeal.
Carefully turn over.
Dish it up.
Mask with a warm wine sauce.
Sprinkle with pepper and serve.

Patella de apua (Latin Name)