Anchovy straws
  • Serves icon Makes 20
  • Time icon Takes 30 min

These anchovy straws are a simple and quick dish that are perfect as a cocktail party canapé.

Ingredients

  • 375g sheet of ready-rolled puff pastry
  • 1 egg
  • 1 x 114g can of good-quality anchovy fillets in extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of black mustard seeds or furikake seeds (available from Sainsbury’s)

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 220°C/fan200°C/gas 7. Unroll a 375g sheet of ready-rolled puff pastry (keep it on its plastic lining). Fold the pastry in half lengthways and cut along the fold. Cut each piece into 30 x 1cm strips and brush with lightly beaten egg.
  2. Drain a 114g can of good-quality anchovy fillets in extra-virgin olive oil. Cut each fillet into 4 slim lengthways strips and put 1 on top of each piece of pastry. Twist each anchovy and pastry strip and space apart on 2 baking sheets lined with baking paper. Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons of black mustard seeds or furikake seeds
  3. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until crisp and golden and serve

delicious. tips

  1. If you don’t tell people they are eating anchovies they really love this dish (obviously tell the veggies!)

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