SMELT FRY !

Colleen Sowa

By
@colleenlucky7

Smelt are tiny little fish. There use to be a place in the town I grew up in that had a "SMELT FRY" on Friday nights....

This is an old family recipe from the Sullivan side of the family that has been passed down over the generations.

This brings back memories!

*** You can clean the smelt and freeze them for future use, then just thaw them the night before you want to use them up.
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This is not my photo, but one I got from the internet.
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Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Comments:
Serves:
6 - 8
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Deep Fry

Ingredients

FISH

2 lb
fresh smelt (clean, remove bladders, wash)

COATING # 1

1 tsp
salt
2 large
eggs (beaten)

COATING # 2

1/4 tsp
cayenne pepper
1 tsp
ground black pepper
3 c
fine bread crumbs

OIL FOR FRYING

4
inches of oil

Step-By-Step

1Clean the fish, remove bladders and wash.
2Heat oil to 375 degrees.
3Beat the eggs and set aside until needed.
4Prepare the bread crumb mixture
5Fry until golden brown (just a couple of minutes). Remove from oil to paper towel lined platter.
6*** Serve with potato salad, cole slaw, baked beans, french fries or baked potato. Garnish with lemon wedges and parsley.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fish
Main Ingredient: Fish
Regional Style: American