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Fried Anchovy

Sample Dishes from Turkish Cuisine

Fried Anchovy (Hamsi Tava)

Anchovy- -1350 gr
Salt11/2 tablespoon18 gr
Oil +absorbed during frying4 1/2 tablespoon45 gr
Cornflour6 tablespoon35 gr


Clean anchovies (remove entrails, heads and ickbones). Rinse and sprinkle with salt. Put in a colander. Let stand for 15 minutes; drain. Coat well with cornmeal. Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in skillet. Place anchovies side by side around skillet.  Brown until golden. Turn up, side down using a lid or plate. Slid into skillet. Brown other side until golden in 1 teaspoon oil. Repeat same with maining fish. Drain on paper towel. Serve hot.

Servings: 6

Nutritional Value
(in approximately one serving)

Energy326 cal
Protein33,5 g
Fat18,7 g
Carbohydrates4,2 g
Calcium13 mg
Iron3,33 mg
Phosphorus426 mg
Zinc1 mg
Sodium1286 mg
Vitamin A180 iu
Thiamine0,02 mg
Riboflavin0,01 mg
Niacin0,12 mg
Vitamin C0 mg
Cholesterol105 mg

Regional Characteristics:

It is famous Black Sea Region dish. Howewer it is known and prepared throughout the country. It is served as a one course dish with lemon wedges and green salads. A dessert is served afterwards.