Easy Fried Smelts Recipe

Serves/Makes: 4

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds smelt (cleaned)
  • 1/2 cup oil (approx for frying - may use any type of oil)
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup dried bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
How to cook Easy Fried Smelts:
  • Combine the flour, salt, and black pepper in a bowl and set aside.
  • Mix the eggs and water in another bowl and set aside.
  • Place bread crumbs in a bowl and set aside.
  • Dip each smelt first in the flour mixture, then in the egg mixture, and finally into the bread crumbs.
  • Place the breaded smelt on a rack for 15 minutes to dry.
  • Place a heavy skillet on very hot coals.
  • Melt the butter in the skillet and add enough oil to fry the smelt in.
  • Fry the smelt, a few at a time, for approx 2 minutes per side (times will vary according to how hot the coals are - make sure the fish is fully cooked before serving!).
  • Drain on paper towels.
  • Serve the Easy Fried Smelts with some type of you favorite sauce on the side (i.e. cocktail sauce, tartar sauce, honey mustard, BBQ sauce, etc...)

Notes:

The Easy Fried Smelts is a very affordable dish. Delicious, simple, and easy recipe.


This recipe for Easy Fried Smelts serves/makes: 4

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

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

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