Egg and Sprats Canapes are ridiculously delicious sandwiches! They’re tasty, crunchy and so flavorful, you won’t believe how something so easy can be this good.
These little sandwiches are sure to be a hit at your next party. Not only are they adorable to look at, the trifecta of flavors keeps folks coming back for more. Bust out your fanciest appetizer tray and let’s get to work…
What Are Sprats?
Sprats are small, oily fish that are in the same family as herrings or sardines. They are salty, tasty and packed full of omega-3 fatty acids. Sprat are primarily foraged in both the Baltic and North seas, making smoked canned sprats a very popular commodity throughout Eastern Europe.
You will easily be able to find them in any specialty European market. But, if you can’t get your hands on them, substitute sprats for any canned, small fish.
Health Benefits of Sprats
Despite being relatively unknown by eaters, sprats are one of the most nutritious varieties of seafood. They are packed with omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin D, B-12 and selenium. What’s even better? They tend to be very low in mercury, if possessing any at all.
A nutrient dense food, sprats are a great addition to any low-carb or keto diet. Since they are wild, versus farmed, they hold much more flavor and nutritional benefits. These little fish are truly wonderful!
How to Make Egg and Sprats Canapes
If you can make a toast, you can make canapes. Following the simple steps below, whip these up for your guests while you get to work on the entrée:
- Gather your ingredients.
- Grate boiled eggs and mix with mayonnaise. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Spread egg salad on a slice of bred.
- Top with a sprat and a slice of pickle.
Hot Tip: You can hard boil eggs without water, just follow this recipe for air fryer eggs!
What to Serve Egg and Sprats Canapes With
Whether you’re hosting your friend’s baby shower or inviting family over for Sunday dinner or just looking for a quick meal, canapes are good for any occasion. See a couple serving suggestions below:
- Serve alongside a Garden Salad or a Caesar Salad for a light lunch.
- Pair your canapes with a bowl of Tomato Basil Soup or a bowl of Classic Borscht (your Eastern European friends will love this combination).
- Serve alongside a bunch of other finger foods when you want to host with ease.
How do you eat canned sprats?
Aside from these tasty canapes, you can eat sprats on sandwiches, salads and more. You could even try pan frying them and eating them straight with a squeeze of lemon.
Is a sprat and sardine the same?
Although similar in size and taste, sprats and sardines are technically different fishes that belong to the herring family. Feel free to use them interchangeably in any recipe.
Where can I buy smoked sprats?
The majority of European markets will carry sprats. You can also get them on Amazon. Check out our favorite brand of canned sprats here.
Making Egg and Sprats Canapes In Advance
If you like to prep ahead, feel free to make the egg salad and slice your pickles into bite-sized pieces a day in advance. However, keep the assembling to the day of to prevent your canapes from getting soggy. They are best prepared right before you want to serve them.
Other Canapes Recipes to Try
Whether you’re making a big appetizer spread or a light lunch, these canapes will do the trick:
- Hummus Eggplant Canapes – Perfect for the vegetarians and meat eaters in your life alike.
- Crab Mushroom Canapés – Decadent and packed full of rich crab.
- Chicken Bacon Canapés – Chicken and bacon just belong together.
- Bruschetta Recipe – Classic tomato bruschetta is perfect for a summer BBQ.
- 1 baguette
- 15 sprats fish
- 2 cup small pickles sliced
- 2 tbsp mayonnaise
- 6 hard boiled eggs
- 1/2 tsp salt to taste
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- Prepare all ingredients.
- Grate broiled eggs. Combine eggs with mayonnaise, salt and pepper. Season to taste, making sure your egg salad isn't too salty since the sprats carry a lot of sodium.
- Spread about one tablespoon of the egg mixture onto each slice of bread.
- Top with one sprat and a pickle slice. Serve right away!
If you want to take these to the next level toast the bread on a skillet in a tiny bit of butter on each side so that it's crunchy on the outside and soft inside! Also add half or 1 clove garlic to the egg and mayo mixture just enough to give it a hint of galric.
Hey Valentina, thank you for sharing all those tips, that is a great way to add more flavor to the recipe, thank you for taking the time to share your idea and variation!
What pickles are you using for this - dill, sweet gherkins, or cornichons? Looks delicious.
Love sprats! Thanks.
Hey Lily, baby dill pickles. But you can change it up.
Lots of flavor that goes so well together! Love the crunch! It's a fun, new way to jazz up egg salad!
The texture combination is the best! Thank you for your feedback!
Oh my goodness, these are ridiculously good! Such amazing flavor!
I'm glad you enjoyed them!!
My husband went crazy for these! He said it was he best thing he has snacked on in a long while. Thanks!
I'm so glad you enjoyed them! Thank you for your feedback!
Do you use a grater with a big holes? thanks
I just wanted to let you know that these were SO DELICOUS!!!!!! I had all of these ingridients and wanted to make an easy snack for tea, and they were so quick and easy and best of all yummy! Thank you! =))) I feel like this appetizer was out of the box and different yet still russainy =)
Oh I am so happy you think they are yummy. it makes me smile when I get a such a sweet comment. Guess what?!!! You inspired me to share this recipe on Fb 🙂
these look good!! wanna try it! what kinda bread did you use for these????
Used homemade No knead bread but French bread would be great for this one. Or pretty much any other bread, now that I think about it 🙂 They do taste better than they look!