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Crisp Pan-fried Fish With Anchovy Butter

Another fish recipe! Borrring! ;)) Followed from “Cooking for Two”, 1996 de Richard Olney and Simon Wheeler. The good thing is that is the last one from this book. The rest are from other sources. :))

Crisp Pan-fried Fish With Anchovy Butter

Serves 2


  • 4 small fish fillets
  • plain flour
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tbsp cream
  • 2 tbsp oil

Anchovy Butter

Serves 2


  • 50 g soft butter (please go with at least 80% fat butter)
  • 3 anchovy fillets, drained
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 2 tsp chopped fresh basil


  • Toss fish in flour, shake away excess flour, dip fish in combined egg and cream.
  • Heat oil in pan, add fish, cook until browned and crisp; drain on absorbent paper.
  • Serve with anchovy butter and green salad, if desired. Serve with shoestring potatoes.

Method for anchovy butter:

  • Combine butter, anchovies, garlic and basil in bowl; mixx well. Spoon mixture onto foil, shape into a log, roll up firmly. Refrigerate until firm.

Enjoy your meal!

  • Butter can be made a day ahead.
  • Storage: Covered, in refrigerator.
  • Freeze: Butter suitable.
  • Microwave: Not suitable.

Elena G