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Friday, October 4, 2013

Oven Baked Crispy Anchovies

Must thank Noob Cook [see link] for this lovely recipe on oven baked anchovies.  My family loves crispy fried anchovies but I always avoid frying anchovies unless really necessary. Now with this easy and healthy way, I wouldn't mind  preparing these crispy anchovies for many, many dishes that require fried anchovies.

100 gm anchovies - halved and remove all the innards and bones
  1. Place anchovies in a colander and rinse under running water several times [depends on the species, some are more salty than others].
  2. Drain dry and spread them in a baking tray line with parchment paper.
  3. Baked in preheated oven at 180 degrees C for 10-15 minutes.  Halfway through baking, toss and spread anchovies evenly to ensure even baking.
  4. Increase oven temperature to 200 degrees C and bake for a further 5-10 minutes or until anchovies are golden brown and crispy.
  5. Serve immediately or cool completely before storing in an airtight container.

    Some of the dishes prepared and served with these 
    oven baked crispy anchovies
    Stir Fried Spinach with Fried Anchovies
    Mixed Salad with Oven Baked Crispy Anchovies
    Stir fry kailan with oven baked crispy anchovies

    Notes: Visit this site for it'sNutritional Facts [here]


Sapana Behl said...

Anchovies looks crispy and yummy !

Kimmy said...

Hi Sapana, I was surprised the anchovies were very crispy and fragrant without the oil. The anchovies stayed crispy in the airtight container for up to 2 weeks.

Sokehah Cheah said...

Kimmy, these crispies are so versatile, I can't stop munching on them.... but need to watch my cholesterol level though!

Chef and Sommelier said...

Hi Kimmy! This is definitely a healthier version! Will try this soon!

Kimmy said...

Hi Cheah, my late FIL used to say, foods that are 'ho chiak' are never healthy and there are many people who say 'eat first otherwise what's the meaning of life'. hehehe!

Kimmy said...

Hi Alvin, yes it is and no oil is needed to get crispy anchovies.

Phong Hong said...

Kimmy, this I must try! I just fried ikan bilis just now but I messed up and put it in the oven. Next time I will do this oven method instead.

Kimmy said...

Hi Phong Hong, I love crispy ikan bilis but the thought of frying them in oil, then throwing away the oil puts me off. Now, I can enjoy it with this method.

Alice said...

what a great solution for this lovable dish but often left out cos of the deep frying way of preparing!
thks for sharing :)

Kimmy said...

Hi Alice, that's exactly why. I don't like frying anchovies cos' I'll discard the oil after frying.

Tze @ Awayofmind said...

My family love anchovies too, this is a healthier version! Thanks for sharing!

Kimmy said...

Hi Ah Tze, I loved fried anchovies. Just bought another batch to do. Taught my friend this way cos' her hubby is afraid of fried stuff but she doesn't seem to believe, hehehe!

Ann Goh said...

Hi Kimmy, just tied your baking method... It is great, Thanks!

Kimmy said...

Hi Ann, I find this a healthier way. No oil is used and thrown away.

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