Re: NANFA-- smelts

Christopher Scharpf (
Mon, 03 Feb 2003 07:26:01 -0400

Rick Rego said:

> I have kept my smelts (Osemerus mordax) in a small opaque tank
> built by Presto called the "Cool Daddy" deep fryer. The main problem I
> am having is that after the little light goes off, and I open the
> cover...they just don't look the same. Any thoughts? However they taste
> a lot better after their swim in Mazola!


I remember now a SNL routine with Billy Crystal and Christopher Guest
playing aged ballplayers from the old Negro League. They talked about this
one successful promotion: Smelt Night. Bring a smelt, get a smelt free!
During the seventh inning stretch a huge pan was set up in centerfield and
people started frying up the smelt. The aroma was so great it was hard to
concentrate on the game.

> a staple at many Portuguese restaurants where they are served deep fried.
> Some restaurants serve a side of an excellent marinade to go along with them.

Hey, what was that fish we ate the Portuguese restaurant you took us to. I
know it wasn't smelt, but it sure was delish!

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