Fried Smelts Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyHealth IndexAverage
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Smelts28 , cleaned and dried with paper towel
 Seasoned flour375 Milliliter (1 1/2 Cups)
 Milk375 Milliliter (1 1/2 Cups)
 Olive oil1 Teaspoon
 Crushed soda crackers375 Milliliter (1 1/2 Cups)
 Peanut oil125 Milliliter (1/2 Cup)
 Lemon juice1 Tablespoon
 Salt To Taste
 Pepper To Taste

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3938 Calories from Fat 1577

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 177 g273%

Saturated Fat 36 g180.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1009.2 mg

Sodium 2037.6 mg84.9%

Total Carbohydrates 369 g123%

Dietary Fiber 15.5 g62%

Sugars 37.8 g

Protein 207 g414%

Vitamin A 25.3% Vitamin C 22.1%

Calcium 100.5% Iron 147.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Dredge smelts in flour.
Place milk, eggs and olive oil in large bowl; beat together until well combined.
Dip smelts in milk mixture then roll in crushed cracker crumbs.
Heat half of oil in deep skillet until hot (about 375°F or 180°C).
Carefully add half of smelts and cook 2 to 3 minutes, turning over once during cooking.
Using slotted spoon remove from oil and drain on paper towels.
Add second half of oil and repeat for remaining smelts.