Recipe courtesy of David Rocco

Anchovies in Love

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 6 servings
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3 1/2 ounces/100 g prosciutto cotto, thinly sliced

1 ball buffalo mozzarella cheese, thinly sliced

1 pound anchovies, heads removed, gutted and cleaned

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 

1/2 cup breadcrumbs

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1 large egg, beaten

Olive oil, for frying


  1. Lay slices of prosciutto and mozzarella between 2 anchovy fillets (like a sandwich), and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Pour the breadcrumbs and flour onto 2 separate plates, and put the egg in a small bowl. Dredge the anchovies in the flour, followed by the egg wash, and then in the breadcrumbs. Heat olive oil in a pan until very hot, and then fry the anchovies in batches until golden on both sides.