How to Make Boquerones Fritos – Spanish Fried Anchovies

How to Make Boquerones Fritos – Spanish Fried Anchovies

If you love Spanish food, you can’t miss eating Boquerones Fritos. It is one of the most delicious, crispy, and flavorful food. You will love the Spanish fried anchovies. Although you can find it in Spanish restaurants, we recommend making this dish in your kitchen. Read on!


  • One pound of fresh anchovies
  • One cup of white flour
  • One tablespoon of salt
  • Olive oil for frying
  • Lemon wedges to serve


  1. Start the process by cleaning the anchovies
  2. Remove the heads and innards using your thumb
  3. Remove the spine from the anchovies
  4. Rinse the fish in water and use paper towels to pat dry
  5. Combine the flour and salt using your hands on a large plate
  6. Roll the anchovies in the flour mixture
  7. Make sure all sides have proper mixture coating
  8. Heat olive oil in a medium-sized skillet
  9. Fry the anchovies until they are golden brown
  10. Remove anchovies from the oil and place them on a plate
  11. Make sure you line the plate with paper towels
  12. Use a pinch of sea salt for seasoning
  13. Use lemon wedges for garnishing
  14. Enjoy the delicious anchovies