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5-Minute Keto Fried Sardines Recipe with Olives

Louise | July 7
Five-Minute Keto Fried Sardines Recipe with Olives #keto

Feeling adventurous? This five-minute keto fried sardines recipe with olives may be just the ticket to your new favorite unorthodox snack!

Why Eat Sardines?

First of all, why not? For one thing, they’re quite good for you. As is typical of fish, they offer a ton of protein and omega-3 fatty acids. You’ll also get a heap of iron, calcium, and potassium.

And that’s not all – your snack will also provide vitamin B2, vitamin B12, and niacin.

Just as important as what’s in fish is what’s not in fish. In this instance, I’m talking about mercury. Lucky for you, sardines are low on the food chain, which means they carry a much lower load of contaminants than aquatic predators with long lifespans.

So what’s all of this good nutrition going to cost you? Not much. Sardines are super affordable and well within reach of even the most frugal shoppers.

What Do Sardines Taste Like?

Most people have heard of sardines on pizza. And you can kind of imagine one tucked in amid a mountain of cheese and sauce.

But what is it like to eat sardines solo? Well, unlike the heavily processed fish you might be used to eating, sardines taste like…well, fish.

If your palate is one to complain about “fishy” fish, this may not be the best snack for your keto diet. But, if you’ve got an open mind, you might just find that you found a great option to satisfy your hunger without throwing you out of ketosis.

If you crave salt, sardines might be an ideal treat for you. Because you’ll most likely be eating canned sardines, the salt will help satisfy your cravings and steer you away from nutritional voids like potato chips.

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Five-Minute Keto Fried Sardines Recipe with Olives #keto

Five-Minute Keto Fried Sardines Recipe with Olives #keto

Five-Minute Keto Fried Sardines Recipe with Olives

  • Author: Louise Hendon
  • Prep Time: 0 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Cuisine: American



  1. Add the tablespoon of olive oil to the frying pan and fry everything together for 5 minutes.


All nutritional data are estimated and based on per serving amounts.

Net Carbs: 5 g


  • Calories: 416
  • Sugar: 2 g
  • Fat: 33 g
  • Carbohydrates: 7 g
  • Fiber: 2 g
  • Protein: 21 g

Louise co-founded Louise's Foods, Paleo Living Magazine, Nourishing Brands, & CoBionic. She has considerable research experience but enjoys creating products and articles that help move people just a little bit closer toward a healthy life they love.