Put the garlic and just enough milk to cover it into a heatproof dish, wrap with plastic wrap, and heat in the microwave for at least one minute.
When the garlic has softened, discard the milk, add the anchovies, and mash with a fork.
Once mashed, add 1 tablespoon of olive oil. Microwave uncovered at 600 W for another minute.
Being careful not to burn yourself, remove the container from the microwave and add the remaining olive oil (1 tablespoon), salt, and pepper.
Story Behind this Recipe
This is a recipe I adapted from one of my favorite recipe books. I make it often.
I recommend you serve this with celery or turnips, al dente broccoli, asparagus, etc. Be careful not to overheat the milk and garlic or it will overflow!! The garlic and anchovies already have some saltiness, so check the taste before seasoning with the salt at the end.