Mini Sardine Muffins

To me a muffin needs to be a sweet one. I especially like the cake-like ones and even cornmeal muffins need to be on the sweet side. There are those that like savory muffins and recipes for that style are ever where. But I have never seen a muffin with sardines! Until today that is. I have picked on the poor innocent sardine several times before. But I can hardly think of any dish where I would find it less welcome than in a muffin.

Mini Sardine Muffins
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon lemon thyme
pinch paprika
1 egg
1/4 cup canola oil
3/4 cup milk
1 (4 oz.) can sardines in tomato sauce, mashed

Combine flour, lemon thyme and paprika in a bowl. In a separate dish mix, together the egg, oil and milk. Quickly and lightly combine the dry and liquid ingredients. Fold in the sardines. Spoon mixture into lightly greased small muffin pans. Bake in an 400 degree oven for 12 to 14 minutes or until golden. Serve warm. Makes 24.

Source: The Ultimate Recipe Collection