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       Title: Deviled Smelt
  Categories: Appetizers
       Yield: 4 servings
  
      12 oz Smelt, thawed if frozen
     1/4 c  All-purpose flour
     1/4 ts Salt
       1 ts Dry mustard
     1/4 ts Cayenne pepper
     1/2 ts Paprika
       1    Finely grated lemon peel
            Vegetable oil for frying
       2 tb Chopped fresh parsley
            Lemon wedges
            Lemon peel strips (opt)
            Fresh dill sprig (opt)
  
   Rinse smelt under cold running water. Pat dry on paper towels.
   
   In a plastic bag, combine flour, salt, mustard, cayenne pepper,
   paprika and lemon peel. Add smelt and shake well until fish are
   evenly coated. Half fill a deep-fat fryer or saucepan with oil; heat
   to 375'F. (190'C.) or until a 1/2 cube of day-old bread browns in 40
   seconds.
   
   Place 1/2 of smelt in a frying basket. Lower basket gradually into
   hot oil and fry 1 minute, shaking basket frequently. Drain on paper
   towels. Reheat oil to 375'F. (190'C.). Repeat with remaining smelt.
   Place all of smelt into basket and fry 1-2 minutes more or until
   lightly golden and crisp. Drain on paper towels. Turn into a warm
   serving dish, sprinkle with chopped parsley and serve hot with lemon
   wedges. Garnish with lemon peel strips and dill sprigs, if desired.
  
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