Some fish for today. Smelts. Small and delicious fish. Easy to cook. And so rewarding! Let’s cook.
½ teaspoon ground garlic
½ teaspoon dry parsley
Some salt and freshly ground black pepper
Some extra virgin olive oil
I like cleaning the smelts well. You have to remove the head and the guts. Do not remove the bone of the fish. It is not that heavy and it is good for you. Anyway, you can do it if you want. Remove the tail and the fins too, if you want.
Once you have the fish cleaned, heat some oil in a pan.
Take the smelts and put them in a container with a beaten egg. Then pass them to a container with breadcrumbs mixed with garlic, pepper and parsley. And then to the pan with hot oil. The smelts do not need too much frying. A couple of minutes on both sides. Or less. Do not overcook them.
And then you will have your smelts ready. They are really delicious. Enjoy!