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    Pan-Fried Smelt With Lemon Butter

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    35 mins

    15 mins

    20 mins

    morgainegeiser's Note:

    I grew up eating smelt and recently came across this recipe which is very rich in flavor for the "tiny" fish

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
    2. 2
      In a large plastic bag, mix the flour, cornmeal, salt and pepper. Add half the smelt, close the bag securely, and shake well to coat the fish with the flour mixture.
    3. 3
      Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the coated smelt, with out crowding, and fry 3 to 4 minutes, turning once, until the cooked fish are golden brown and opaque throughout (cut into one to check for doneness). Place the smelt on a baking sheet and keep warm in the oven.
    4. 4
      Repeat the procedure with the remaining flour mixture, smelt, and 2 tablespoons canola oil. When all the smelt are cooked, decrease the heat to medium, squeeze 4 of the lemon wedges into the oil remaining in the pan, and scrape up any cooked bits of fish or batter left in the skillet. Add butter and cook until melted, stirring well.
    5. 5
      Divide the smelt among individual plates and drizzle the lemon butter over the fish. Serve immediately, garnishing the fish with remaining lemon wedges.

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    Nutritional Facts for Pan-Fried Smelt With Lemon Butter

    Serving Size: 1 (278 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 4

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 517.7
     
    Calories from Fat 245
    47%
    Total Fat 27.2 g
    41%
    Saturated Fat 6.0 g
    30%
    Cholesterol 219.5 mg
    73%
    Sodium 364.6 mg
    15%
    Total Carbohydrate 14.7 g
    4%
    Dietary Fiber 2.0 g
    8%
    Sugars 0.0 g
    0%
    Protein 53.1 g
    106%

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