Fried anchovies is a popular dish in Southeast Asia. It can be served on its own or added to different sauces to make into different dishes.

CHINESE VERSION: 香脆甜辣江鱼仔(小鱼干)

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Sweet and Spicy Crispy Fried Anchovies | MyKitchen101en

Ingredients:

  • 100 g anchovies (cleaned)
  • 1 onion (sliced)
  • 2 1/2 tbsps sugar
  • 2 tbsps light soy sauce
  • 2 chilli padi (bird’s eye chilli)(seeded, cut)
 

Directions:

1 Rinse anchovies, dry with kitchen towels. Preheat cooking oil to 160°C, add in anchovies and cook until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Drain and cool on an oil strainer.

(Refer to: Crispy Deep-Fried Anchovies Ikan Bilis)

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2 Add sugar to soy sauce, mix well.

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3 Preheat a cooking pan, add in some oil, add in onion and cook until soften.

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4 Add in soy sauce mixture and chilli padi, cook until slightly thickened.

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5 Add in fried anchovies and mix well.

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