Vietnamese Recipes & Cuisines (Desserts & Drinks)

Crunchy Anchovy Fritters Recipe

Ingredients : Serves 6

200 g

500 ml

75 g

90 g

90 g

1/2 teaspoon

1/4 teaspoon

1 teaspoon


250 ml

Dried anchovies

Warm water for soaking

Dark brown sugar or palm sugar


Corn flour


Ground white pepper

Baking powder

Eggs, lightly beaten


Method :
  • Soak anchovies in warm water for about 30 minutes to rehydrate and remove some of the saltiness.

  • Drain anchovies on paper towels.

  • Put anchovies in a bowl and mash with the dark brown sugar or palm sugar.

  • In a bowl, combine flour, corn flour, salt, pepper and baking powder.

  • Coat the anchovies in the corn flour mixture. Dip in eggs then coat them again the corn flour mixture.

  • Heat oil in a wok and fry the anchovies in batches until coating turns golden brown and anchovies are crunchy, about 1-2 minutes.

  • Remove each batch from wok and drain on paper towels before serving.

Tips : Buy cleaned anchovies which have had the head and dark intestinal tract removed; otherwise, snap off the heads and flick out the intestinal tract with the point of a sharp knife for each fish.

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