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  Smelts 2 Pound (Fresh/ Frozen Not The Breaded Kind)
  Melted shortening/Oil 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (For deep frying)
  Flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Lemon wedges 2

1. Split, clean and remove heads from fresh smelts, or thaw frozen smelts. Pour beer over smelts in a large bowl; cover with transparent wrap; chill at least 1 hour.
2. Melt enough shortening, or pour in enough oil, to make a 1-inch depth in a skillet; heat to 375° on deep-fat thermometer.
3. Combine flour, salt and pepper in a pie plate. Remove smelts from beer with a slotted spoon; reserve beer. Roll smelts in seasoned flour; dip again in beer, then again in seasoned flour.
4. Fry smelts, turning once, 5 minutes, or until golden. Lift out with a slotted spoon; drain on paper toweling. Arrange on a heated serving platter or individual plates.

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1571 Calories from Fat 440

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 49 g76%

Saturated Fat 9.2 g45.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 634.9 mg211.6%

Sodium 2496.8 mg104%

Total Carbohydrates 97 g32.4%

Dietary Fiber 4.1 g16.3%

Sugars 0.4 g

Protein 173 g346.4%

Vitamin A 32.4% Vitamin C 17.7%

Calcium 57.8% Iron 78.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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