To get the real flavour of this popular antipasto dish you will need to try and get hold of proper salted anchovies. If you can't find them, use the ones preserved in oil.
Wash the anchovies, de-scale them and cut them in half lengthways, then cut each length in half again to make
Cut the bread slices in half and spread one side thickly with butter. Then place a piece of tomato, a piece of mozzarella cheese and a piece of anchovy on each slice. Season with salt and pepper and a generous pinch of oregano.
Grease an oven tray, place the bread slices on it and bake in a moderate oven (180°C, 350°F, gas mark 4) for 9 minutes before serving.
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