Deep-Fried Anchovy Spines

See the RecipeChristopher Hirsheimer

We deboned piles of anchovies while testing our recipe for Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Anchovy Sauce--and were about to throw the spines away when Colman Andrews looked in and said, "Stop! Those are good to eat!" Then he showed us this recipe from his Catalan Cuisine (Harvard Common Press, 1999).