Fried Anchovies

Hamsi Tava

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      25 min

Appears in
Istanbul Cult Recipes

By Pomme Larmoyer

Published 2015

  • About

There are times when simple is best – and this is one of them. Serve with lemon wedges for squeezing over, a fresh salad and onion rings.


  • 400 g (14 oz) fresh anchovies, scaled and gutted
  • plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 3


Rinse the anchovies and pat dry with paper towel. Season with salt. Put some flour on a plate, and dredge the anchovies on both sides in the flour, carefully shaking off any excess. Heat the 3 tablespoons olive oil in a large frying pan over medium heat. Working in batches so that you do not overcro