Crispy Fried Anchovies Recipe
This classic fried Greek anchovies recipe will transport you to the sunny Mediterranean, where small fish are battered and quickly fried and enjoyed as a mezze along with other small bites. Serves 2-4 as part of a family-style meal.
1 pound anchovies, thawed
1½ cups all purpose flour
salt and pepper
olive oil, for frying
chopped parsley, to serve
lemon wedges, to serve
Rinse anchovies in cold water and pat dry with paper towels.
Combine flour, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
Add oil to a large skillet until it comes ½ an inch up the sides and heat to 350°F.
Dredge anchovies in the flour mix, then add to the oil and cook for 2-3 minutes. Flip and cook for another 2 minutes, until golden brown on each side. Cook the anchovies in batches, being careful to not overcrowd the skillet.
Remove from the oil and drain on paper towel-lined plate or cooking rack. Sprinkle with salt while hot, then chopped parsley and serve with lemon wedges.