It’s easy to overlook simple meals like sardines on toast in favour of something more adventurous or exotic, but when you’re on a tight food budget or you’re time poor, this no fuss, no frills meal fits the bill.
I’m all in favour of a rustic peasant’s supper every now and then. It reminds me of my grandparents whose weekly evening meals were just this. They’d often have sardines on toast, mushroom soup, or simply bread with pate and cheese. It’s a way of eating we have largely forgotten with such wonderful choice on offer to us in modern supermarkets. It is, however, something, that in light of the mounting food waste problem we are facing, we might do well to return to.
Adding a few cherry tomatoes, a piece of hard cheese or two and maybe some chopped cucumber rounds this out to a more substantial meal while remaining frugal.