Golden smelt

Smelt. How much delicious is immediately remembered. Soups are cooked from smelt, fried, baked, and stewed. And the smell of smelt, reminiscent of the smell of fresh cucumber, does not fit at all with the word "fish".

As you know, smelt is a welcome guest on every table, but how to cook it in such a way that it does not fall apart and is a beautiful golden color? This is what will be discussed in this recipe.

Smelt belongs to the salmon family.

This fish lives only in clean and cool water.

Smelt is a very useful fish for the human body. It contains phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, iron and other trace elements. This fish is useful for everyone to eat, but especially to the elderly.

Essential Ingredients:

  • Smelt - 1 kg.

  • Flour - 3 tbsp. spoons.

  • Salt and pepper to taste.

  • Vegetable oil.

  • Paper towels - 5 - 6 pcs.

  • Plastic bag - 1 pc.

  • Dish for ready-made smelt - 1 pc.

Calorie content: per 100 g. product - 102 kcal.

In 100 gr. contains: protein - 15.5 g., fat - 4.5 g., carbohydrates - 0 g.

If the smelt is frozen, then it is necessary to defrost it.

If the fish is fresh, then it is necessary to thoroughly rinse the smelt and you can start cooking.

The first step is to prepare paper towels on the table, you can fold them in half so that they are not so saturated with water.

After the fish is washed, put it on paper towels and let it dry a little (the towels absorb unnecessary moisture).

However, if there is absolutely no time, then you can skip this step and immediately start frying.

Pour flour and spices into a regular plastic bag, and then add fish there.

We tie the bag, having previously released all the excess air, and carefully shake all the contents, so that each fish is in breadcrumbs.

After preheating the pan and adding oil there, put the smelt and fry over a moderately high heat, turning over until a golden crust appears.

After the appearance of a golden crust on both sides, remove the fish from the heat and put it in a flat plate or dish prepared in advance for it.

Then let the smelt cool slightly and you can serve. Often smelt does not need any side dish, due to its satiety and taste.

To enhance the taste, smelt can be served with brown bread and fresh or stewed vegetables.

The dish is ready.

Bon Appetit.