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May 23, 2012 12:25 PM

To anchovy or NOT to

Anchovy..that is my question..and I mean on pizza
I adore a pizza with them..dh despises them
.but only on pizzza.I thought i would ask here..who is with me y? And clearly thus very cool and amazing..lol

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  1. Never had them on pizza. Many other way but not pizza.

    1. I love them but don't like it when they have been reduced to little skidmarks of salt. Often I get pizza with friend and have anchovies on the side. Then I just put theanchovy right out of teh tin/jar on the pizza and go from there.

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      1. re: hazelhurst

        Great description, hazelhurst. I like your method a lot.

          1. re: hazelhurst

            I don't think I noticed this tip anywhere else in the thread, but when making a pizza yourself with anchovies, I find that they are best when added for the last minute or two of the cooking time. That way, they heat up and are slightly integrated into the pie without having been obliterated.

            1. re: MGZ

              I agree with this, MGZ. At home, my pizzas generally have close to a 7-minute cook time, and I try to put them on the pizza with about a minute left to go. This time in the oven, plus the residual cooking once the pizza is removed and resting, allows the anchovy flavor to disperse without letting the anchovies disintegrate.

              1. re: MonMauler

                I like them both ways. Sometimes I like them obliterated, sometimes not. Anyone else with me?

                1. re: bmorecupcake

                  Yes,I'm with you....either way,just put them on!

            2. A plain old cheese and anchovy pizza (with good tomato sauce) is one of my favourite things -- but I never get to eat it b/c I'm the only anchovy-lover in the house :(

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              1. re: queueueuq

                Another big fan of anchovy and cheese pizza. Fortunately, I am able to make one almost anytime I like. That may be dinner tomorrow night.

                1. I ADORE them on pizza, but since hubby doesn't, I only enjoy them on "my" pizza. Used to order them on pizza when dining out &/or takeout, but after once getting some that were obviously past their prime & which made me a bit green around the gills, I now only enjoy them on pizza by adding them myself at home. Easy enough to do - just make (or buy) a plain cheese pizza & add the anchovies yourself at home. This way, you can avoid "tainting" your husband's half of the pizza (or his own pizza if you've made/bought small separate ones), & can be sure the little fishies are fresh.

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                  1. re: Bacardi1

                    I make pizza about once a week at home so I *should* just do half-anchovy for me, but... I always end up being tempted by whatever toppings I'm doing that week :) Maybe someday.

                  2. Anchovy and olive is my favorite pizza, with a Neapolitan-style crust.

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                    1. re: GH1618

                      Anchovy. And. Olive! Yikes! That is so on my list when I don't have to share with anyone else!