Fried anchovies, Ligurian fishermen style.

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This is the original traditional recipe of the iconic Ligurian fried anchovies.

Ligurian fishermen, coming back home at night after an hard fishing day, often brought some anchovies for the family dinner.

Forget about opening them as a butterfly, soak in eggs and then coat with bread crumbs. Fishermen’s wives with a quick unique gesture removed head and entrails, dusted them with some flour and then fried in hot olive oil.

To increase the plaasure, sprinkle with salt, serve with lemon wedges and accompany with a fresh Ligurian white wine.

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