Fried Marinated Smelt Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyCuisine
Main Ingredient


 Red wine vinegar1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
 Water3 Tablespoon
 Garlic clove2 Large, minced
 Minced onion/Grated onion1 Tablespoon
 Bay leaf1
 Finely chopped oregano/1/4 teaspoon dried leaf oregano3⁄4 Teaspoon
 Ground cumin1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Freshly ground pepper1⁄8 Teaspoon
 Smelt1 Pound, cleaned (Small)
 Salt To Taste
 All purpose flour4 Tablespoon
 Vegetable oil2 Cup (32 tbs) (For Deep-Frying)
 Lime wedges6

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4669 Calories from Fat 3997

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 452 g695.3%

Saturated Fat 59.4 g297%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 317.5 mg

Sodium 672.5 mg28%

Total Carbohydrates 69 g23.1%

Dietary Fiber 3.4 g13.6%

Sugars 0.9 g

Protein 87 g174.3%

Vitamin A 7.4% Vitamin C 25.9%

Calcium 33.1% Iron 47.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


In a heavy plastic food-storage bag, combine vinegar, water, garlic, onion, bay leaf, oregano, cumin and pepper.
Rinse smelt; pat dry with paper towels.
Place smelt in bag with marinade, turning to coat.
Close bag; refrigerate 4 hours or longer, turning occasionally.
Drain; remove and discard bay leaf.
Bring smelt to room temperature.
Season smelt with salt to taste; coat with flour.
In a wok, deep-fat fryer or heavy saucepan, heat oil to 360F (180C) or until a 1-inch cube of bread turns golden brown in 1 minute.
Fry 5 to 6 coated smelt at a time, until browned and crisp.
Drain on paper towels