Is it me or does everyone on TV or movies hate anchovies? I mean, almost every show I watched, whenever they are ordering a pizza, no anchovies. Anchovies are disgusting. Blah blah blah. I have always known it by it’s Malay name, “ikan bilis”. And later, I knew the English name as anchovies. And I was like, what is wrong with these people? Anchovies are yum!
And finally, confusion was cleared and order was restored. The anchovies on pizzas are those slimy ones which I heard tasted like rusty iron. “Ikan Bilis” however, are dried anchovies and have the most wonderful crunch when fried. Also good in “sambals” or chilli sauce.
The Anchovy Fritters I made in the photo on top, are really good. Eat them while they are hot. Yes, even if it means burning your tongue. Such a perfect savoury snack on a rainy day, accompanied with a cup of tea. And, not a single taste of rusty iron detected.
-hazrock, iron maiden