So anyway, against my better judgement I decided to be brave and follow the recipe exactly (this might also be related to my annoying obsession with following rules). I put anchovies both in the onion mixture, and on the top. The first day I was eating this I wasn't paying enough attention and bit into one of the whole anchovies. Wow! They are really strong. I liked the other components of this dish a lot, though. The crust is nice (I like the richness the egg adds), I love olives, and you just can't go wrong with caramelized onions. Overall it definitely wasn't my favorite dish, but I would consider making it again. If I did, I would cut the anchovies in the onion filling in half and leave them off the top completely.
|Paul with the daikon|