Fried Stuffed Anchovies










Preparation time: 15 mn
Cook time: 15 mn
Total time: 30 mn

2 lb Anchovy
½ head chopped garlic
2 Ts chopped cilantro
1 ts paprika
1 ts tomato paste
1 ts coriander powder
1 ts cumin
1 ts olive oil
1 ts salt
½ ts pepper
vegetable oil for frying

1- First clean the amchovies or let it be cleaned by your fishmonger. Take out the fish bones gently and set aside.
2- Mix all the ingredients except the vegetable oil and the flour.
3- Take one anchovy and put on it about 1 ts of the prepared garlic mixter. 4- Cover with the other anchovy in order to form a nice sandwich.
5- Repeat the operation for the rest of the fish. Put the stuffed anchovies in a floured pan, and coat them with flour.
Make sure they are well coated with flour.
6- Heat oil in a frying pan over medium heat until hot. The oil should cover the bottom of the pan. Fry the stuffed anchovies in a hot oil until crisp, two to three minutes each side.
7- Remove the fish to paper towel to drain oil. Garnish if desired with lemon and serve.
Recipe by: LDS’s Mom

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