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Fried Smelts


  1. Pat fish dry with paper towel. Remove bones if necessary. Season flour with salt and pepper, add flour to 1 gallon storage bag.
  2. Add fish to the bag and shake to coat the fish in flour. In a large pan, add canola oil to cover the bottom of the pan, about 1 inch deep. Heat oil, then place fish in pan. Brown 1 side (about 2 minutes) and flip to brown the other side. Cook them in a single layer and execute in batches until all fish are fried.
  3. Remove excess oil with paper towel and place fish on platter.
  4. Generously sprinkle with coarse sea salt and serve warm with lemon wedges.

Ingredients for

Fried Smelts

1 pound of smelts (try to find them around 4½ inches so they don’t need to be deboned)
1 cup all-purpose flour for dredging
Salt & pepper
Coarse sea salt
Canola oil
Lemon wedges

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