Sage and anchovy fritti

Sage and anchovy fritti

Anchovies are sandwiched between sage leaves and fried to make crisp little bites that are perfect snacks or nibbles to serve with drinks
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    Pick all of the sage leaves and match each one up with another leaf of a similar size. Arrange the pairs neatly on a tray, next to each other.
  2. Step 2

    Drain the anchovies and cut each one in half. Put a piece of anchovy on every other sage leaf, then sandwich the leaves together, with the anchovy in the middle. Squeeze together.
  3. Step 3

    Fill a large, heavy-based pan no more than a third full with oil and heat to 175C or until a cube of bread browns in 2-3 mins. Dust the sage and anchovy sandwiches with the flour, shaking off the excess. Dip into the milk, then coat in the flour again.
  4. Step 4

    Deep-fry the fritti for 3-5 mins or until evenly golden on both sides. Drain well on kitchen paper and serve immediately with lemon wedges for squeezing over.