Comments on: Fried Smelt http://steamykitchen.com/15666-fried-smelt.html Steamy Kitchen Food Blog: fast recipes, simple recipes, with fresh ingredients to create delicious meals. Fri, 01 May 2015 10:57:28 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Jaden http://steamykitchen.com/15666-fried-smelt.html/comment-page-1#comment-1236350 Sun, 15 Feb 2015 13:13:29 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/15666-fried-smelt.html#comment-1236350 Trisha – LOVE this – I can almost taste it from your description!

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By: Trisha Ray-Saulis http://steamykitchen.com/15666-fried-smelt.html/comment-page-1#comment-1236344 Sun, 15 Feb 2015 05:47:39 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/15666-fried-smelt.html#comment-1236344 My people (Native American/Fist Nations Canadian) have been eating these for thousands of years. They are good smoked on the fire. We build the fire right on the ice next to the hole sometimes and cook them right there. Or we can bring them home. Traditional spices are sea salt and Rosemary mostly.. Or a littles sea sage is good too. Less traditional is cornflakes and breadcrumbs with a lil garlic, Rosemary, chives or onion powder. We’ll just mix it together, dip or shake the fish in a ziplock bag and put them in a frying pan with butter (or oil if you prefer, though butter seems to taste better.. best choice if you are health conscience is coconut oil and salt but make sure the oil is high quality so it doesn’t make your food taste like coconut) on low heat so you don’t burn your butter. They are just wonderful like that. I use a spatula and just keep checking to make sure they don’t stick. Then when done a little lemon juice or vinegar sprinkled or just as is. Either way, it’s awesome. I can’t wait to try this way though. :) Thanks so much for the recipe.

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By: Pablo M. http://steamykitchen.com/15666-fried-smelt.html/comment-page-1#comment-1234430 Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:06:48 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/15666-fried-smelt.html#comment-1234430 I’ve heard that this is to cut back on the fishy taste. Don’t know for sure, though.

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By: Pablo M. http://steamykitchen.com/15666-fried-smelt.html/comment-page-1#comment-1234429 Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:05:11 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/15666-fried-smelt.html#comment-1234429 I find that the matzo is great on these! I toss them in lemon juice prior to dredging them. I prefer Cornmeal, but the matzo gave it an exotic taste. Flour in a pinch, but did not like the texture of the panko flakes on this. My local fishmonger sells some that are 3 1/2″ long, heads on. I snip them off, though.

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By: Fried Smelts | Kitchen Convivial http://steamykitchen.com/15666-fried-smelt.html/comment-page-1#comment-1166155 Mon, 23 Jun 2014 03:36:56 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/15666-fried-smelt.html#comment-1166155 […] Fried Smelt (Steamy Kitchen) […]

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By: susan fermenich http://steamykitchen.com/15666-fried-smelt.html/comment-page-1#comment-1139713 Mon, 02 Jun 2014 04:47:30 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/15666-fried-smelt.html#comment-1139713 I live in Duluth, Mn. USA and live at the head of the Lakes, Lake Superior. I remember when I was a child back in the 50’s that my brothers would go down to the bay and got buckets full of Smelt, so I grew up eating them. This year due to the harsh winter and ice still on the Big Lake, Smelt didn’t come in hoards just a little bits.they spawn here.

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By: Charlie Sommers http://steamykitchen.com/15666-fried-smelt.html/comment-page-1#comment-1112445 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 15:56:16 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/15666-fried-smelt.html#comment-1112445 I purchase smelts from an Asian Market that still have their heads and are not gutted. I dust them with corn starch or flour, fry them and eat them heads, guts, and all, They are delicious and are one of my favorite breakfast foods.

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By: Larry http://steamykitchen.com/15666-fried-smelt.html/comment-page-1#comment-1105893 Thu, 06 Mar 2014 22:58:57 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/15666-fried-smelt.html#comment-1105893 I live in Western NY by Niagara Falls….every year we have a “Smeltfest.” Beer tent, live music and tons of fresh smelt! I look forward to it every year.

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By: Thomas http://steamykitchen.com/15666-fried-smelt.html/comment-page-1#comment-1105481 Mon, 03 Mar 2014 08:43:42 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/15666-fried-smelt.html#comment-1105481 So, went down to the river and caught smelt the other day for the first time ever. Cleaned and fried then up today, they looked and smelled delicious, but turned out really mushy…. The skin and tails were amazing, but I couldn’t get over the texture of the meat, do you do something to firm them up? Thanks!

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By: Michelle http://steamykitchen.com/15666-fried-smelt.html/comment-page-1#comment-1091366 Thu, 11 Apr 2013 15:19:52 +0000 http://steamykitchen.com/15666-fried-smelt.html#comment-1091366 I also had these as a kid, growing up in Milwaukee! I’m going to call up my mom and make this recipe with her!

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