Lumpiang Sardinas

Recipe: Lumpiang Sardinas

Ingredients:
2 cans sardines
1/2 onion, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 pc carrot, minced
1/2 red bell pepper, minced
2 oz nira or garlic chives, minced
1 egg
2 tbsp flour
1 tsp ground whole black pepper
1 tsp Maggi Magic sarap
salt and pepper to taste
1 tbsp cornstarch
water
1 tbsp calamansi juice or lemon juice
1 tbsp sugar

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Instructions:
1. Drain the sardines using a strainer and set the sauce aside.
2. Put the sardines in a bowl and flake the sardines using a pair of forks. Don’t mash the sardines or it will look disgusting.
3. Add the carrots, onion, garlic, nira, red bell pepper, salt, pepper, magic sarap, ground whole black pepper, salt, flour and egg. Mix the ingredients until well combined.
4. Lay a piece of lumpia wrapper in clean surface and put 2 tablespoons of the lumpia filling on the center of the wrapper.
5. Shape the filling into a log shape and roll halfway then fold the sides to prevent spilling of the filling and roll again until it wraps the lumpia. Seal the edge with a dab of water.
6. Do the same procedure on the rest of the filling and wrappers and set aside in a plate.
7. Heat cooking oil in a frying pan about an inch deep and fry the lumpia until golden brown. Approximately 5 minutes per batch. Drain in a paper towel lined plate.
8. To make the lumpia sauce, combine the sardine sauce, calamansi juice, water, sugar, salt and pepper in a saucepan then bring to a boil.
9. Then pour the cornstarch slurry and continue cooking. Stir until the sauce is thick. Serve with the lumpiang sardines and enjoy!