Tortiera di alici or Alici in tortiera is a traditional Italian dish, typical of Naples where every family has its own version. Layers of fresh anchovies alternate with a mix of bread crumbs, capers, garlic, and parsley. You can add tomatoes to the mix, as well as olives or different herbs.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
2 hrs
total:
2 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Slice open the bottom of each anchovy and pull out the bone. Open each fillet as you would a book and arrange in the bottom of a shallow dish. Pour white vinegar on top. Marinate in the refrigerator for 2 hours. Drain and discard the vinegar.

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  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Brush a baking dish lightly with olive oil.

  • Mix bread crumbs, capers, parsley, and garlic together in a bowl.

  • Sprinkle some of the bread crumb mixture into the bottom of the baking dish. Arrange some anchovies in a single layer in the baking dish, still open like a book. Brush lightly with olive oil; cover with some of the bread crumb mixture. Repeat layers with remaining anchovies, olive oil, and bread crumb mixture.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until top is crispy and lightly browned, about 20 minutes.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of vinegar. The actual amount of vinegar consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

412 calories; protein 30g; carbohydrates 36.5g; fat 14.9g; cholesterol 68.1mg; sodium 610mg. Full Nutrition
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