I don’t know why, but in most circles european anchovies are regarded as cheap fish and are just not likable. That is probably true if you just buy them, clean them up and cook, fry or grill them. The secret is that you need to marinate them. You will mask a little bit of the fish flavor and add a lot of new flavors as well. Also, anchovies are healthy for you.
MARINATED EUROPEAN ANCHOVIES WITH TRIESTE SAUCE
For 2 persons
40-50 dag of european anchovies
5 tbsp of olive oil
5 cloves of garlic
2 parsley leaves
5 dag of white flour
Peel the potatoes. Clean your anchovies and put them in a bowl. Chop the garlic and put three cloves in the bowl with the anchovies. Add four table spoons of salt, chopped rosemary, three table spoons of olive oil and the juice of one lemon. Mix well and set aside in the fridge for four hours. In the mean time cut your potatoes in cubes and prepare the trieste sauce. Chop your parsley. Add two table spoons of olive oil in a pan and heat the garlic up. Before it goldens add the parsley, leave it for another ten seconds and set aside. Add some sunflower oil in a pan. Put flour on both sides of the anchovies and cook them on both sides in the pan. In the mean time also cook the potatoes in some salty water. Now lets serve, anchovies around the plate, potatoes in the middle, add some chives on the potatoes and the trieste sauce on the anchovies. Squeeze some lemon on the fish and serve.