In 10 minutes or so the potatoes are tender, most of the liquor has been absorbed and the fish are cooked but unbroken. The sign is that their protuberant eyes are white.
Anchovies and very small mackerel can be cooked in the same way. The best vope come from Italy’s Land’s End, Santa Maria di Leuca, once the sanctuary of the White Goddess. For ‘the most comprehensive and inspired account’ of this Divine Being et seq in
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