Recipe Mtewwem sardines recipe Algeria

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1 kg of fresh sardines 

1 head of garlic 

A handful of chickpeas (soaked overnight) 

1 tbsp. tablespoons smen 

3 tbsp. tablespoons oil 

1 whole egg 

1 tbsp. tablespoons flour 

A handful of barley dough (tchichette el mermez) 

2 tbsp. chopped red pepper 

1 red chilli 
Black pepper, salt, cumin and parsley 

1/2 tbsp. tablespoons of tomato paste 


Drain, clean and wash the sardines and remove the bones. Pass them to the top rope (large disk). Concerning the preparation of the Ders, crush 5 cloves garlic with red pepper, cumin, salt, red pepper and black pepper and then dilute it with half glass of water.

Pour this mixture into the pan, add the oil and then saute smen all on medium heat. Cover with water, immerse the chickpeas and cook. Check the water during cooking and once the chickpeas cooked, add the tomato paste and mix well. 

Put the minced sardines in a bowl, add a tablespoon of red pepper, crushed garlic, cumin, black pepper, salt, egg, finely chopped parsley and the money already washed and barley flour and knead well together . Form into balls and dip them in the sauce. Finish cooking. Serve in a dish with lemon slices.

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