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I thought I smelt something

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So we're planning on a nice dinner for saturday, since my wife's sister has to fly out too early sunday for an Easter dinner. Roast beef, yorkshire pudding, mushroom gravy and such. I'm at the market gathering stuff and they have 'fresh' smelts at the meat counter. 'Fresh' as in previously frozen and thawed out. They look good so I get a nice handful. Lightly battered and deep fried, a brunch that should tide me over until dinner time. Yum.

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post #2 of 7
You are a food nut. Impulsivity is a virtue. :)
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and fried smelts are oh so tasty!!!
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We went to Nova Scotia in 1976. One of the parks we stopped in had a stream that was teaming with smelt. The locals said you're only supposed to catch them with your hands [not sure, either it was the law, or a joke on us]. Those little critters slipped right through our fingers! We had a great time trying, though. The kids still talk about it. Looking back, I think our audience enjoyed watching us too, so I suspect they had tricked us. :lol: We didn't catch even one.
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Smelting is a springtime rite of passage on Lake Michigan. Although it's possible to use dip nets, most of it is done with short gill nets worked on trolley lines off the piers.

And, of course, the catch is celebrated with a smelt fry right there on the pier or beach.
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I meant to follow up on this earlier. A couple days ago I got a handful of smelt, about 2 dozen. The intention was to lightly bread them and fry.

What a mistake. I should have gotten 3 or 4 dozen of the little buggers.

Burp.


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Numerous years ago, one of the posters on CT mentioned trout fingerlings....many cultures throughout the world eat little fishies.....
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