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Offline 802clamjammer

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Smelt recipes
« on: Jan 22, 2017, 10:25 AM »
Usually I end up deep frying them I was just curious what other ways people like to cook/eat them

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Re: Smelt recipes
« Reply #1 on: Jan 22, 2017, 12:59 PM »
A healthier(not tastier) way is McCormick Oven Fry mix which works well .
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Re: Smelt recipes
« Reply #2 on: Jan 22, 2017, 04:17 PM »
Usually I end up deep frying them I was just curious what other ways people like to cook/eat them

Just did up some big ones last night. Can't go wrong with rolling them in flour, then egg wash, then a mix of bread crumbs and corn flour. Fry them in canola oil on medium high. Soooo goood.

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Re: Smelt recipes
« Reply #3 on: Jan 22, 2017, 06:31 PM »
Batter and grease!!

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Re: Smelt recipes
« Reply #4 on: Jan 22, 2017, 07:17 PM »
I have a bunch of 4-5" ones that I was debating what to do with.....can't go wrong with the norm but always looking for something new to try

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Re: Smelt recipes
« Reply #5 on: Jan 22, 2017, 07:21 PM »
Gotcha. Well my buddy in the NEK dehydrates them somehow and makes them into a crunchy Japanese style treat. Pretty good stuff actually. I also wonder if they can be pickled somehow... I mean, if they can pickle pig's feet...

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Re: Smelt recipes
« Reply #6 on: Jan 22, 2017, 07:33 PM »
Never tried it, but beeing that they are a type of salmon gotta imagine smoking them could be pretty good.

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Re: Smelt recipes
« Reply #7 on: Jan 22, 2017, 07:34 PM »
People have told me that fried food is bad for me--- I say they're crazy.  ;D
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Re: Smelt recipes
« Reply #8 on: Jan 22, 2017, 07:36 PM »
I got a new deep fryer for Christmas as well lol

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Re: Smelt recipes
« Reply #9 on: Jan 23, 2017, 04:51 AM »
Everything tastes good battered and deep fried!

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Re: Smelt recipes
« Reply #10 on: Jan 23, 2017, 03:26 PM »
Everything tastes good battered and deep fried!

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Re: Smelt recipes
« Reply #11 on: Jan 24, 2017, 10:27 AM »
I have done both pickled and canned (like sardines) using a pressure cooker/canner. Both came out really well, but frying is still the fastest and easiest (and probably tastiest) way. I have found that previously frozen smelt taste horrible. They have to be dealt with fresh IMO.

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Re: Smelt recipes
« Reply #12 on: Jan 24, 2017, 02:51 PM »
Never tried it, but beeing that they are a type of salmon gotta imagine smoking them could be pretty good.

I have never tried this but I suppose if you were to dry them out real good and roll them in a couple papers (kinda be like a real big fattie) you could probably smoke 'em  :afro:

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Re: Smelt recipes
« Reply #13 on: Jan 24, 2017, 02:52 PM »
I have found that previously frozen smelt taste horrible. They have to be dealt with fresh IMO.

Good to know, I actually have a package of frozen smelt that was given to me last year. I guess I'll put them out for the blue jays to peck at.

Offline 420fishNfrenzy

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Re: Smelt recipes
« Reply #14 on: Jan 24, 2017, 06:03 PM »
Well for freezing smelt so they don't get freezer burnt or taste bad.... put water in the bag with the smelt that way the freezer burn can't get to them through the water

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Re: Smelt recipes
« Reply #15 on: Jan 24, 2017, 06:29 PM »
I wonder if you could can them and have them come out like the anchovies they have on Cesar salads in the fancy restaurants. Not the salty dark ones. but the light colored slightly pickled ones. wonder if they would taste the same. ????

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Re: Smelt recipes
« Reply #16 on: Jan 24, 2017, 07:03 PM »
I have never tried this but I suppose if you were to dry them out real good and roll them in a couple papers (kinda be like a real big fattie) you could probably smoke 'em  :afro:

I was the thinking more of a few hours over some apple wood chips until you had some died smelt snacks. I guess you could roll them into a fatty after, but would think water filtration might be better 😂

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Re: Smelt recipes
« Reply #17 on: Jan 25, 2017, 10:30 AM »
I guess you could roll them into a fatty after, but would think water filtration might be better 😂

I think this would be a much better approach  ;D :afro:

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Re: Smelt recipes
« Reply #18 on: Jan 25, 2017, 10:35 AM »
lol you said roach lol lol

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Re: Smelt recipes
« Reply #19 on: Jan 25, 2017, 12:37 PM »
Right on brother  :afro:



Aaaaaaand now back to our smelt recipe thread, already in progress  ;D


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Re: Smelt recipes
« Reply #20 on: Jan 25, 2017, 03:04 PM »
;D  Butter Flavored Crisco is the best.  350 degrees?
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Last time I was in Texas they had deep fried butter sticks, I kid you not!

The funny part is that everybody watches the newbies eat them, because there's actually nothing inside the breading- the butter has all melted away. The breading is excellent though, nice and crispy.

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Re: Smelt recipes
« Reply #21 on: Jan 25, 2017, 04:15 PM »
Last time I was in Texas they had deep fried butter sticks, I kid you not!

The funny part is that everybody watches the newbies eat them, because there's actually nothing inside the breading- the butter has all melted away. The breading is excellent though, nice and crispy.

Only in Texas.

 



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