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Low Carb Fried Anchovies

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Nutritional information

302
Calories
31.1g
Fat
4.2g
Saturated Fat
13mg
Cholesterol
893mg
Sodium
5.1g
Carbohydrate
1.4g
Dietary Fiber
2.9g
Sugars
4.8g
Protein
50mg
Calcium
1mg
Iron
72mg
Potassium

Low Carb Fried Anchovies

Anchovies are packed with healthy omega 3 fatty acids

  • 20 minutes
  • Serves 2
  • Medium

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Fried Anchovies and also fried sardines are staples in the Mediterranean kitchen. Anchovies are usually served either cured or fried. You can find them in almost every restaurant in Greece and Spain. The traditional recipes for fried anchovies are using corn flour. The corn flour makes it crunchy. To make this recipe low-carb I substituted the cornflour with almond flour.

Health Benefits

Anchovies are packed with healthy omega 3 fatty acids. The omega 3 fatty acids are unsaturated fats that help reduce inflammation in the body. Unlike popular fish like salmon or tuna, the anchovies are small fish and they are low on mercury. In addition, the anchovies are a good source for iron and minerals such as magnesium, calcium, and phosphorus which are essential for growth and keeping strong bones. calcium and magnesium are also important for maintaining cardiovascular health.

Preparation

It’s easy to clean the anchovies but if you don’t want to do it yourself ask your fishmonger to get you fresh and cleaned without the bones anchovies fillets. Once you have the anchovies cleaned it’s time to batter them. Prepare a bowl with a mix of almond flour, salt, ground pepper, and organic dried herbs of your choice. I like to use dried oregano with a little bit peperoncino and stir everything together.

Vegans can dip the fish in olive oil before adding it to the batter, while non-vegans can use a whisked egg. Deep the anchovies in either the olive oil or eggs and then to the batter. Cover well all the anchovies in the almond flour batter. Heat a pan with olive oil. I like to combine ghee and high-quality olive oil. Now fry the anchovies in the oil for about 3-4 min on each side. When it’s getting a brown nice color it’s ready. Serve with lemon.

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1. Deep the clean anchovies in a little bit of olive oil (or whisk egg for nonvegetarians). Add the anchovies to a batter that contains the almond flour, salt and pepper, dried herbs and some red chili pepper if you like.
2. Warm up olive oil in a pan (make sure it's not getting smoked). You can also mix ghee. When the fish are covered with the almond flour fry it in the oil about 3-4 min on each side until it gets a nice color and a little crispy.
3. Serve with fresh lemon juice.

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