Deep Fried Spicy Sardines Buy Fresh Sardines, This recipe is for 8 large sardines. Clean the heads and guts with the side fins.Wash throughly under running water several times. Scale the fish. Prepare the spices. Will need 1-2 limes for juicing, enough salt, 1.2 tsp pepper, chillie powder, curry powder and a pinch of turmeric powder. Add lime juice in to the spices and make a paste. Then rub the fish throughly with the paste. Leave to marinate about 1/2 an hour. After add some flour. I used about a2 tablespoon full. Rub again. This way it holds the spices like a coating. So leave it again about 10 minutes to coat. The outer flour coating will givve an extra crunch to the fish with more flavour. Add some oil in to a pan. Leave it to be hot. to check whether the oil is hot add a piece of bread in to the oil. If it comes up frying its ready to use. Fry one side on a low heat. When you fry fish on low heat it gives a nice crunchy outer skin to the fish. Then turn to the other side. Fry both sides until golden brown. The fish is ready for serving. This can be served a snack or as a bite for a beer. Or can be served with rice and curry.