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Crispy Fried Smelt

This is a recipe for Crispy Fried Smelt
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Course: Fish
Servings: 5
Author: Vanjo Merano


  • 1 lb. small smelt cleaned (entrails, scales, and head removed)
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup cooking oil


  • Rub salt and garlic powder all over the smelts. Let it stay for 10 minutes.
  • Combine flour and cornstarch in a bowl. Mix well.
  • Heat oil in a pan or cooking pot.
  • Dredge the smelts in flour and cornstarch mixture.
  • Fry in medium heat for 3 to 5 minutes or until it turns crispy.
  • Remove from the pan and arrange in a plate lined with paper towel.
  • Serve immediately. Share and enjoy!


Serving: 5g