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Fried Smelt

12 Cleaned large smelt (about 1 1/2 to 2 pounds)
1/4 c All-purpose flour
2 Well beaten egg yolks
2 tb Cold water
1/3 c Fine dry bread crumbs
1 ts Salt
Fat for frying


Wash the fish, if necessary, Blot dry on paper towels. Dip them in flour, then in combined egg yolks and cold water. Coat well and roll in crumbs. Sprinkle with salt. Heat fat in a large heavy skillet and fry the smelt, turning to brown lightly on both sides.