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Great Lakes - Cleaned Dressed Lake Smelts - FROZEN - 454g

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Great Lakes - Cleaned Dressed Lake Smelts - FROZEN - 454g
Great Lakes - Cleaned Dressed Lake Smelts - FROZEN - 454g

Great Lakes


1 lb


Brought to you by Steelhead Food Co

Great Lakes Freshwater Cleaned Smelt. 

Origin Canada. 

Wild caught, naturally! No preservatives. No additives. 

Net Wt 16 oz / 1 lb bag (454g) 

Our freshwater lake smelt are harvested daily, in season, from Canada's Great Lakes, wild caught naturally and enjoyed around the world. We take great pride in preparing our premium-quality lake smelt, continuing a proud tradition that began in 1911. 

Keep frozen. Individually frozen. Important - For best results, do not over cook. Keep solidly frozen. If defrosted, use immediately. Do not refreeze. 

Quick and easy recipe preparation: 

Dip Great Lakes Food smelt in warm water to remove glaze. 

Choose cooking method below. 

Breading Recipe: Dip smelt in mixture of 1 egg, 1 tablespoon cold water and 1/2 teaspoon salt, beaten together. Drain, then roll in dry bread crumbs, cornmeal or flour, whichever preferred, covering thoroughly. Proceed with desire cooking method. 

Pan-Fry: Melt 2 parts vegetable oil and 1 part butter to 1/4 inch depth in frying pan. Pre-heat until hot. Bread smelt (see above). Fry until golden brown on both sides. 

Broil: Place smelt on well-oiled shallow baking pan. Place 3-4 inches below hot broiler 550°F (285°C). After 3 minutes in broiler, sprinkle melt with salt and pepper. Brush with melted butter. Broil 5-8 minutes longer or until golden brown. Turning is unnecessary. 

Deep-fry: Bread smelt (see above). Place vegetable oil in saucepan and pre-heat to 350°-370°F (171°-185°C). Drop smelt into hot oil and fry 2-4 minutes or until golden brown. 

Bake: Bread smelt (see above). Place in well-greased baking pan and brush with melted butter or oil after a few minutes. 

Note: Add no water. Bake in 450°F (230°C) oven for about 15 minutes. Turning is unnecessary. Carefully remove with spatula to hot platter.


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