(Modern Cookery, 1845)
Prepare them as for frying; pour some clarified butter into the dish in which they are to be sent to table, arrange them neatly in it, with the tails meeting in the centre, strew over them as much salt, mace, and cayenne, mixed, as will season them agreeably, cover them smoothly with a rather thick layer of very fine bread-crumbs, moisten them equally with clarified butter poured through a small strainer, and bake the fish in a moderately quick oven, until the crumbs are of a fine light brown.
A glass of sherry, half a teaspoonful of essence of anchovies, and a dessertspoonful of lemon-juice, are sometimes poured into the dish before the smelts are laid in.
About 10 minutes.
Classic Seafood Recipes & Fish Recipes
CLASSIC RECIPES FOR FISH, Freshwater and Saltwater
Please feel free to link to any pages of SeafoodFish.com from your website.
For permission to use any of this content please E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Original material copyright © 1990 - 2017 James T. Ehler unless otherwise noted.
All rights reserved. You may copy and use portions of this website for non-commercial, personal use only.
Any other use of these materials without prior written authorization is not very nice and violates the copyright.
Please take the time to request permission.