Breaded Smelt Sandwich

Course Main Dish
Cuisine New England, Seafood


  • Wash and dry the fish and season with salt and pepper.
  • Have two bowls ready: one with the lightly beaten eggs, and the other one with the flour, seasoned with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  • Dip each fish in the beaten egg, and then in the seasoned flour, shaking off excess.
  • Put the fish in the hot oil and fry on both sides, about 2 minutes per side. Do not overcook. Transfer to a plate covered with paper towels to drain the excess oil.
  • Slice the bread in half, and spread both sides with mayo. Add a lettuce leaf or two, a couple slices of tomato and desired amount of smelts over the lettuce. Serve immediately.
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