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Fried Smelts


  • 2 lbs. Smelts, Dressed
  • 1 Cup Dry Bread Crumbs
  • 1/2 Cup Parmesan Cheese (Optional)
  • 1/4 tsp. Salt
  • 2 Eggs, Lightly Beaten
  • Lemon Slices for Garnish


Combine bread crumbs, cheese and salt.  Wash and pat dry smelts.  Dip smelts in beaten eggs and then into bread crumb mixture.  Set breaded smelts on a rack to allow coating to dry for 15 minutes.  Deep fry breaded smelts in oil heated to 350 degrees.  Drain on paper towels.