We got some the other day at Walmart because, frankly, I was curious. I wanted to know what the heck the difference between a sardine and an anchovy is, because as far as I could tell they are both just tiny fish in a can, except the anchovies cost about twice as much as the sardines. So, I decided to crack open the sardines with lunch. Nothing fancy, just put a bit in the sauce for my ravioli. THERE WERE WHOLE FISH IN THERE. No heads or tails, or I think I would have thrown them away immediately, but otherwise whole, intact little fish with bones and skin and everything. I stared at them for a minute. I put one on top of my ravioli, and stared at it some more. Then I figured, if I put a little piece behind a ravioli, maybe it wouldn't be so bad.
And you know what? They are delicious. Better than canned tuna. I have two more from that can still in the fridge, and I think I'm going to try them as a sandwich later tonight. Well, if I'm not too full from the anchovy pizza I'm making for dinner.