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Fried Smelts



  • 24 smelts
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoons flour or cornmeal
  • 4 tablespoons butter or margarine


  1. Clean smelts; remove heads and tails, and wipe with a damp cloth.
  2. Roll smelts in salted flour or cornmeal.
  3. Fry for about 5 minutes in hot butter or margarine, turning them frequently until golden brown.
  4. Serve with tartar sauce.


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