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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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

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Clean the fish, remove bladders and wash.
2
Heat oil to 375 degrees.
3
Beat the eggs and set aside until needed.
4
Prepare the bread crumb mixture
5
Fry 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