Ok, so I really thought this one over- I mean, it totally fell into the "I would never eat this, but I must try new things" genre.....my primary impulse was to run in the opposite direction & perhaps wimp out with some salmon croquettes or something similar. But I mulled it over, while reminding myself that my dear husband & a particular close friend love love luv any kind of smelly little fish prepared any which way.
So....I decided to prepare it for them and not ME. I sorta appreciated the order of the recipe, as I could mix & have fun with all the other ingredients; then throw those sardines in at the last minute!
So I pried open the cans (the cat was standing close by on duty); one of them had the little bones in the fish, but true to Dorie's instructions- they were quite easy to dismantle. I was working quickly, mind you, those little fish- well, you know.....So I mixed them all up and put the rillettes in a nice tidy bowl with some crackers on the side & proudly served them to my husband. The other half of the recipe went to my friend who also loves anything with sardines! Yes, he relished it also; so in that respect we have a winner! And truly one of the wonderful things about cooking is sharing things with those you love.
My dear sweet Mom, bless her soul, would have been proud of me!