Dilisilog

Crispy Fishy Goodness in Every Bite! Discover the delicious and crunchy world of Dilisilog, a popular Filipino dish made with crispy fried anchovies. Dilisilog combines the salty and savory taste of dilis, making it the perfect snack or topping for various dishes.

Dilisilog, also known as “dilis, sinangag and itlog” is a popular breakfast dish in the Philippines that is made with three main components: dilis (anchovies), sinangag (garlic fried rice), and itlog (egg).

Dilis, a common ingredient in dilisilog, are tiny, salty anchovies that are fried to a crisp and golden brown. They bring a strong, savory flavour to various dishes, both as a snack and a topping. There are different types of dilis, including those with heads on or off, and boneless. Personally, the boneless dilis are the favourite due to their crisp texture and less fishy taste, making them light and enjoyable to snack on, like potato chips.

Sinangag, or garlic fried rice, is a staple of Filipino cuisine. It is made by frying leftover rice with minced garlic and a small amount of oil, until the grains are fragrant and slightly crispy. Sinangag is a flavourful and convenient way to use up leftover rice and is often served as a side dish with a variety of main courses.

Finally, itlog, or eggs, are a common part of many Filipino breakfast dishes. In dilisilog, they are usually fried or scrambled and served alongside the dilis and sinangag.

Bringing these three elements together is what Dilisilog is. A hearty and satisfying breakfast option that is sure to fuel you up for the day ahead. It is often enjoyed with a side of atchara (pickled papaya) or a refreshing cup of calamansi juice (a type of citrus fruit native to the Philippines). If you’re a fan of anchovies and garlic fried rice, give dilisilog a try the next time you’re looking for a tasty breakfast option!

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Dilisilog

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  • Author: Raymund
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: Filipino

Description

Discover the delicious and crunchy world of Dilisilog, a popular Filipino dish made with crispy fried anchovies. Dilisilog combines the salty and savory taste of dilis, making it the perfect snack or topping for various dishes.

 


Ingredients

Units Scale

Garlic Fried Rice

  • 4 cups cold cooked rice preferably long grain
  • oil
  • 1 garlic, minced
  • salt
  • pepper

Dilis

Others

  • 8 eggs
  • sliced cucumber

Instructions

Garlic Fried Rice

  1. Heat up the pan and add oil, in a medium heat add garlic and fry it until its golden brown.
  2. Add rice and stir fry until the rice is coated with the garlic flavoured oil, this will take around 10 minutes
  3. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper

Dilis

  1. If using boneless dilis, use a deep fryer or wok with enough oil for deep frying. Heat oil to 180C then deep fry boneless dilis until it is golden brown and crispy, this will take around a minute.
  2. If using regular dilis, in a wok heat oil in medium heat. Add the dilis then cook for a minute on each side until crispy but not totally toasted otherwise it would taste bitter.
  3. Remove dilis from fryer or wok, place in a paper towel lined plate to absorb excess oil. Set it aside.

Eggs

  1. Cook eggs according to your liking.

Assembly

  1. Place dilis, a cup of sinangag and two pieces of egg on the plate then serve.

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10 Responses

  1. Michelle says:

    Love crispy anchovies — such a humble but delicious meal, perfect for Lent 🙂






  2. Dilis and eggs! Both are my favourites.

  3. Love love love!!! This is such a fun recipe.

  4. Very interesting – I’ve never had anchovies cooked this way! I cannot say I can imagine having fish for breakfast, but for a weekend brunch of lunch that must be nice!






  5. Inger says:

    This sounds amazing! I’m an anchovy and garlic lover so it would be a near perfect breakfast for me!

  6. Hannah says:

    Just when I thought I’d heard of all the -silog’s, you pull out yet another. 😉 What a perfect plate!

  7. suituapui says:

    That looks good. For a while, I thought it was something like our Malaysian nasi lemak but it’s not the same coconut rice. I’d love that!

  8. I love the savory goodness of this! Adding this to my list of recipes to try in the coming week.

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