Fremantle Sardines a favourite of WA Food Ambassador Don Hancey

JIM Mendolia and his brothers set off in their fishing boat from Fremantle at 2am every morning and are back on shore with up to two tonnes of sardines by sunrise.

The Mendolia family, which owns Fremantle Sardines, have been fishing off the Fremantle coast since the 1950s.

Crumbed Fremantle Sardines are a favourite of WA Food Ambassador Don Hancey.

“Get a little bit of olive oil, pop them in the pan but you can do them on the barbecue if you have a flat plate,” the Osborne Park-based chef said.

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