- 1 pound cleaned smelt
- 1 cup of flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon hot pepper flakes
- lemon and parsley for garnish
How to Make It
Make the seasoned flour by mixing all the ingredients in a bowel or brown bag works great.
Heat a large frying pan over high heat for a minute or two. Turn the heat down to medium-high and add enough olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan by about 1/8 inch. You do not want the smelt swimming in oil. Let this oil heat up for 2-3 minutes, or until you see if begin to ripple on the surface.
While the oil is heating, drop smelt a few at a time into the brown bag and shake until coated with the flour mixture.
Cook for 2-4 minutes or until golden brown. Salt and serve immediately with fresh lemon wedges.
Recipe By: Shannon Tinnell, Feast of the Seven Fishes Movie