Deep Fried Smelts Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound (454 g) smelts
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 cup (250 mL) milk
  • Flour
  • Salt, to taste
  • Parsley sprigs
  • 2 lemons, quartered
How to cook Deep Fried Smelts:
  • Into a deep-fryer, heat vegetable oil to 375°F (190°C).
  • Wipe dry smelts; dip smelts into milk, then coat with flour.
  • Deep fry smelts into hot oil for 5 to 7 minutes, until golden.
  • Drain smelts onto paper toweling.
  • Salt smelts.
  • Arrange smelts onto a serving plate
  • Serve decorated with parsley sprigs, along with lemon segments.

Notes:

Preparation time: 5 minutes
Frying time: 5 - 7 minutes

Tips:

Fresh smelts should be stored refrigerated at 32°F to 40°F (0°C to 4°C), excess liquid drained, packed into airtight containers and eaten within 3 to 4 days, or 1 to 2 days when fried.
Smelts should be frozen at 0°F (-18°C), into airtight food containers, immediately after buying; bought frozen, smelts should be eaten within 4 to 6 months for maximum freshness.

This recipe for Deep Fried Smelts serves/makes: 4

The Deep Fried Smelts recipe and the pictures are adopted from The Our Favorite Fish & Seafood Recipes Cookbook.

Main Ingredient: Smelt (more Smelt recipes)
Preparation Method: Deep Fried (more Deep Fried recipes)

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