Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Recipes for Smelts

Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Cook Time: 10 Minutes
Ready In: 20 Minutes
Servings: 3
"Take advantage of the smelt runs in early spring and try them fried. They're like little fishy french fries!"
INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons salt

  • 3/4 pound cleaned smelt
  • 1 cup vegetable oil for frying, or as needed
DIRECTIONS:
1.Whisk together flour and salt in a pie plate. Dredge smelt in flour mixture, coating both the outside and cavity of the fish.
2.Heat oil in a frying pan 1/4-inch deep over medium heat until hot. Place fish in the hot oil; fry until crisp and firm, 2 to 3 minutes each side. Remove fish with a slotted spoon; drain on a paper towel-lined plate.



Crispy Fried Smelts
Servings: 2-4
Ingredients:
  • 1/2 lb fish fillet, of Smelts which is the name of a family of silvery fishes found in cool waters of the Northern Hemis
  • 2/3-1 cup flour
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • oil or Crisco (for frying)
Directions:
  • Place flour in gallon or quart size storage bag add fish shake to coat.
  • Mix egg and milk together and dip fish to coat. Then reflour the fish.
  • In a large hot pan add frying oil or Crisco to cover bottom of pan, heat oil then place fish in till browned on one side flip and brown. About 2 minutes.
  • Remove to paper towel or brown paper to drain oil season generously with salt and pepper and garnish if desired with lemon.
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