Anchoyade Recipe


An anchovy spread for French bread.

Step 1

Soak anchovies 10 minutes in cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Place in a large mortar or heavy bowl with the garlic and tomato paste. Pound with a pestle, wooden masher or spoon into a very smooth puree, or use food processor with steel blade.

Step 2

Dribble the oil in, a few drops at a time, stirring constantly until thick and smooth, like mayonnaise. Stir in lemon juice and a few grounds of black pepper. Preheat oven to 500 F. Brown bread lightly on one side.

Step 3

While bread is warm, spread untoasted side with anchovy mixture, pressing it into bread with back of fork or spoon. Bake for 10 minutes.

Step 4

Sprinkle with parsley and serve at once.

Note: For a first course, use whole slices of French bread spread with anchovy mixture.

Things You'll Need

  • 4oz Flat anchovy fillets
  • 2md Cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1ts Tomato paste
  • 1tb To 1 1/2 tb olive oil
  • 2ts Lemon juice (or red wine vinegar)
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 To 10 slices French bread, 1/2-inch thick, cut into strips
  • 1ts Finely chopped fresh parsley

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