Anchovies with vinegar and garlic – Greek recipes

AG000223 Anchovies with vinegar and garlic recipe – Greek recipes

Traditional Greek recipes from the island of Crete.

 Its local name is “Gávros xidátos mé skórdo” which means “Anchovies with vinegar and garlic”

Anchovies with vinegar and garlic – Greek recipes

Servings: 10 people


  • 600 ml extra virgin olive oil (3 cups)
  • 1 kg anchovy
  • 400 ml grape vinegar (2 cups)
  • salt
  • 1 garlic


  • Wash the anchovies and remove the intestines and the heads.
  • Salt and place in a bowl. Add vinegar, cover with a dish and let stand for 4 hours.
  • Strain off the vinegar, slice lengthwise with a knife and remove the central bone. Immerse filets in vinegar again and let them stand for another 2 hours, until they turn white.
  • Next, remove from vinegar and place in a glass jar.
  • Cover with olive oil and store in a cool place or in the refrigerator up to 5 – 6 months.
  • Add 1 finely chopped clove of garlic in every 2 or 3 servings of anchovies when serving.


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