How to make it

  • ****Make sure your work space is clean, your hands are washed. Smelts are smelly.
  • In a small bowl place rice flour and pepper lightly. Rinse and pat dry the smelts. In a medium size frying pan heat olive oil on medium-high heat.
  • Dread Smelts lightly on both sides, and place in heated frying pan. Heat for 3 to 5 minutes and flip over smelts and season lightly with salt and pepper. Cook an additional 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from pan and drain on paper towel lined baking sheet. Put into a warm oven to keep hot. Frying time also depends on how big or small the smelts are. They cook fast.
  • Using same pan, wipe clean and heat 2 tbsp olive oil on medium-high heat. Add chopped tomatoes and cooking sherry. Heat to a boil, occasionaly stir. Add salt and pepper to taste, parsley, oregano and garlic powder. Cook until tomatoes are semi-soft.
  • Add rinsed fresh spinach leaves, stir and wilt down on medium heat for a few minutes, until all combined.
  • Turn off heat. add unsalted butter and stir in capers. Stir until butter is melted and combined throughly.
  • Serve smelts over your favorite pasta or over a bed of sliced new potatoes.
  • Enjoy

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    " It was excellent "
    elgourmand ate it and said...
    Great post. Surprised you found decent smelts. RJ
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    " It was excellent "
    a1patti ate it and said...
    This brings back memories of my grandmother making fried smelts for me as a child. I am going to make this for my family. Thanks, ^5.
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