Fried Smelt Recipe

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Stephen Modified: December 10, 2021
Fried Smelt Recipe


How To Make Fried Smelt

Crispy fried smelt makes for one unique appetizer. These bite-sized goodies are great to munch on with a glass of ice cold beer.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 8 mins
Total: 18 mins


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


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


  • Sugar: 1g
  • :
  • Calcium: 10mg
  • Calories: 579kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 16g
  • Cholesterol: 54mg
  • Fat: 49g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 30g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g
  • Potassium: 354mg
  • Protein: 20g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Sodium: 1451mg
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Vitamin A: 362IU
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