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GInisnag Patola with Sardines and Misua

Ginisang Patola with Sardines and Misua

Kusina ni Teds
Quick and easy recipe to incororate canned sardines into a vegetable dish.  The sardines is a substitute to ground pork or meat which is perfect this Holy Week.  This is best served with fried fish.


  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 6 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 bulb Onion chopped
  • 4 Pieces Ripe Tomatoes chopped
  • 1 can 155g Canned Sardines
  • 3 cups Water
  • 750 grams Patola or Fresh Loofah peeled and sliced
  • 50 grams Misua
  • Fish Sauce and Black Pepper to Taste


  • Sautee garlic, onion and tomatoes in olive oil.  Cover and reduce heat to low.  Cook for 5 to 10 minutes or until the tomatoes and tender.  Press the tomatoes with the back of your wooden spoon.
  • Add the canned sardines.  Slightly chopped the sardines with your wooden spoon or you can leave in as is.
  • Add water and let it simmer for 10 minutes.
  • Add the patola and let it simmer until the patola is cooked.
  • Add the misua and season with fish sauce and black pepper.  Simmer for another 5 minutes.