[Spanish] plural chanquetes

Gobies or possibly tiny atherines. Minute, silver fish similar to whitebait and deep fried in the same way. These days chanquetes refers to any small fish cooked in this way and nicknamed sea spaghetti. These are probably the same thing that the Ligurians called bianchetti or nunnate, being the freshly hatched fry of any of herrings, sprats, anchovies or sardines.

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