Anchovy Butter & Sesame Crostini

anchovy butter and sesame crostini

These anchovy butter & sesame crostini are packed with umami flavour and the perfect accompaniment to drinks. Ready in 20 minutes flat.



1/2 loaf of French or Italian bread, sliced thinly

1/2 cup butter

57 salt-cured oil-packed anchovy fillets

1 tablespoon sesame seeds


Preheat oven to 190 C / 375 F and prepare a baking sheet ideally with a grill.

Use a fork or a mortar and pestle to mash together the anchovy with the butter. Start with one or two anchovy fillets and add more, tasting as you go.

Spread the anchovy butter on the bread slices.

Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Bake for 12 – 15 minutes or until golden.

Serve as is or with a nice salad.