Easy French Deep Fried Smelt Recipe

Serves/Makes: 3 - 4

Ingredients:

  • 15-20 fresh smelt (4-5 inches)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk or flat beer
  • 1 cup plus 3 tbsp. flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Shortening or oil for frying
How to cook Easy French Deep Fried Smelt:
  • Clean smelt, wash thoroughly and wipe dry.
  • Heat oil in saucepan over medium to high flame or at 375°F on controlled burner.
  • Beat egg with milk or beer. Add flour and salt and stir until smooth.
  • Dip smelt in batter and fry in hot deep fat until crisp and golden brown, about 3 minutes on each side.
  • Remove from fat and drain on absorbent paper.
  • For extra flavor, sprinkle the deep fried smelt with seasoned salt. Serve immediately.

Notes:

The Easy French Deep Fried Smelt is a very affordable dish. Delicious, simple, and easy recipe.

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 Easy French Deep Fried Smelt serves/makes: 3 - 4

The Easy French Deep Fried Smelt 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)
Cuisine: French (more French recipes)

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