Dutch Fried Smelt with Celery Recipe

Serves/Makes: 6

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds (900 g) smelt (about 6 smelt per person)
  • Flour
  • 1 pound (450 g) celery
  • 8 medium potatoes
  • Vegetable oil for frying
How to cook Dutch Fried Smelt with Celery:
  • Cut the celery stalks into short sections and simmer them slowly in lightly salted water until they are tender (about 40 minutes).
  • The potatoes are to be done in Dutch fashion. Boil them until they are just cooked but still firm.
  • Cut the potatoes into slices and pan-fry these.
  • Take off the smelt heads and gut them. Coat the smelt with flour.
  • Either pan-fry them over a high heat or deep-fry them.
  • They should emerge brown and crisp from either treatment.
  • Serve the fried smelt hot with the celery and potatoes.

Notes:

The Dutch name of this recipe is Gebakken Spiering met Selderij. This is the favorite dish of Dr Doif Boddeke, a Dutch marine biologist who takes a passionate interest in fish cookery.

Comments:

The Dutch Fried Smelt with Celery is a very affordable dish. This recipe is delicious, simple, and really easy to cook.

This recipe for Dutch Fried Smelt with Celery serves/makes: 6

The Dutch Fried Smelt with Celery Recipe adopted from the book North Atlantic Seafood.

Main Ingredient: Smelt (more Smelt recipes)
Preparation Method: Pan Fried/Sauteed (more Pan Fried/Sauteed recipes)
Cuisine: Dutch (more Dutch recipes)

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