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Penne with Fried Sardines, Capers and Parsley

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“For those of you trying to fit a little omega-3 into your diets, maybe you will want to give this one a try. From Gourmet, 1997.”

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  1. Bring a kettle of salted water to a boil.
  2. Cook pasta until al dente and drain well in a colander.
  3. In a bowl toss together pasta, parsley, onion, capers, and salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Drizzle mixture with lemon juice and olive oil and toss to combine.
  5. In a 9- to 10-inch heavy deep skillet heat 1/2 inch vegetable oil over high heat until hot but not smoking and gently lower half of sardines with a slotted spoon into oil.
  6. Fry sardines until crisp and golden, about 1 minute, and transfer with slotted spoon to paper towels to drain.
  7. Fry and drain remaining sardines in same manner.
  8. Add sardines to pasta and toss to combine.

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