Can jarred anchovies packaged in olive oil (like Ortiz) be stored in the pantry after opening?
I'm not a big fan of the way the oil congeals in the refrigerator.
About three weeks ago was my first time cooking with anchovies, I was making Konigsberger Klopse which called for 10 anchovies fillets. The dish was delicious but I had fillets left over and on the jar it didn't say how to store them, assuming seafood like stuff should be in the frig that is where I stored them.
However, when I was removing the fillets I needed for my dish I removed most of the oil. (the only way I could get them out) What little oil that was left in the jar is now congealed but the fillets smell like sardine like, I'm thinking that's a good thing.
So now, I'm wondering are the anchovies fillets still good to cook with?
I don't know about keeping them in the pantry but I do know what you mean about the congealing issue. You can run under warm water (yeah I know, then you have a watery anchovy fillet...).
I usually stick to a few brands from a local italian market. They're in a rather large 16oz can. The oil remains very liquid and clear in the fridge.
I always store the jar in the pantry after opening and I'm not dead yet. I've even found an open jar in the way way back of the cupboard of very questionable age (at least a year) and went ahead and used it.