Greek Fried Fish Appetizer

Maria *


Fish "meze" appetizers especially the fried fish or squid are among the most popular during the summer months anywhere in Greece. Always accompanied with a glass of ouzo mostly. But beer or wine are also good.
Because these fish are tiny and crispy, kids don't see them as fish:) and love them as they would potato chips. Of course without the ouzo:)


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Pan Fry


  • 2 lb
    fresh anchovies, sardines or other small fish
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    oil for frying
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    a/p flour for dredging fish
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    the juice of one lemon
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    salt & pepper

How to Make Greek Fried Fish Appetizer


  1. Clean fish by removing heads & innards. Wash and set aside in a strainer to drain any liquid.
  2. Pour a generous amount of oil into a frying pan. Dredge the fish with salted & pepper flour. Shake them to remove any surplus and then place in the hot oil, that has reached a boiling point, to fry. Fry in batches until crisp.
  3. Drain on absorbent paper til ready to serve. Garnish with lemon wedges.

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About Greek Fried Fish Appetizer

Course/Dish: Fish, Seafood Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: Greek
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free

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