Anchovies and potatoes cooked together in the oven with a golden breading. A mouth-watering pairing!
This is a dish that it costs very little because it is made with very few cheap ingredients. Only potatoes and anchovies and little more.
Obviously the freshness of the fish makes the difference, so choose it carefully in your trusted fish shop.
The anchovies cost so little and are so easy to find that it is not worth choosing the frozen ones.
How to clean anchovies
Even if you are not very good at preparing fish dishes, don't worry because anchovies are very easy to work with.
Just remove the head with your hands, then with your thumb pull away the bone and entrails, finally, rinse very well under a jet of cold water.
Anchovies are very good either breaded and fried in abundant hot oil, either simply baked in the oven with breadcrumbs and parsley.
Potato and anchovies pie recipe
With anchovies, together with potatoes, you can make this pie, perfect to bring to the table if you have guests because it is very nice to present. To prepare it, first of all boil the potatoes with the peel.
Mash them with a grinder and season with one egg, grated parmesan, chopped parsley, salt and pepper. If you want, add a clove of crushed garlic.
Butter some aluminum single-portion molds and then sprinkle with breadcrumbs.
Line the molds with the well cleaned anchovies arranging them neatly on the bottom and on the edges.
Add to the center of each stencil the potato mixture and close with other anchovies.
Season with a little olive oil and cook at 200 ° for about 20 minutes.
Serve the hot pies after removing them from the molds and accompany them with grilled vegetables or with a cherry tomato sauce.