Tomato Smelt Canapé

purepac nippon smelt katsuPrep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

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  • 2 lbs. Purepac dressed smelt
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 can (15 oz.) tomato sauce
  • cocktail sauce
  • lemon wedges


Thaw frozen fish. Clean, wash and dry fish. Sprinkle inside with salt and pepper. Combine flour and cheese. Dip fish in tomato sauce and roll in flour mixture. Place in a single layer in a fry basket. Fry in cooking oil, 350 degrees F, for 3 to 4 minutes or until brown and fish flakes when tested with a fork. Drain on absorbent paper. Serve with cocktail sauce and lemon wedges.

Serves 6.