Fried Smelts

Fried Smelts
  • 2 servings
  • 0:05 Preparation
  • 0:07 Cooking
  • 0:12 Total Time


Add all
  • 1 lb
    (454 g)


  • 1 cup
    (250 mL)


  • vegetable oil for frying

  • Sufficient quantity, flour

  • Salt to taste

  • 1

    bunch of parsley

  • 2

    lemons, cut into wedges


In a deep fryer, heat oil to 375°F (190°C).

Pat smelts dry; dip in milk then dredge in flour, shaking off excess flour.

Drop smelts into deep fryer.

Fry 5 - 7 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Salt.

Transfer to a serving platter and garnish with lemon wedges and parsley.

Source: Metro

Wine and meal pairing

Fruity and light

Fruity and light
These light wines are characterised by their simple fruity aromas, the sensation of freshness they leave, and their unassuming structure. They must be consumed young.
Product categories: red wine, rosé wine.

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