Colleen Sowa Recipe

SMELT FRY !

By Colleen Sowa colleenlucky7


Recipe Rating:
Serves:
6 - 8
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Cooking Method:
Deep Fry

Colleen's Story

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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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

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15 Comments

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Colleen Sowa colleenlucky7
Feb 12, 2013
Thank you Tammy!!! I haven't had them in a long time either... They use to be a regular Friday night food around La Farge (60 miles from La Crosse)... xo
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Tammy Todd ttodd4jesus
Feb 12, 2013
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
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Tammy Todd ttodd4jesus
Feb 12, 2013
Oh my! I have not had these since a young girl! I remember going smelt fishing in LaCrosse! I LOVED these!
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Colleen Sowa colleenlucky7
Dec 15, 2011
Thank you Tara! xo
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Dec 15, 2011 - Tara Pacheco shared this recipe with discussion group: Local Favorites