1 1/2 lb tiny, fresh sardines
1 cup flour
1/2 cup bread crumbs
2 red chillies, sliced
2 cloves garlic, slivered
2 tbsp butter
3 handfuls of mixed fresh herbs (parsley, thyme, cilantro, dill, etc)
Dredge the sardines in a mixture of the flour and bread crumbs, then fry in the peanut oil until crispy and brown. Drain on paper towels.
Saute the garlic and chillies in the butter until aromatic, remove from the flame, add the herbs and pour over the sardines.