Baked Smelts

Preparation info

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    • Difficulty


Appears in

Mrs Beeton's All About Cookery

By Isabella Beeton

Published 1861

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  • 12 smelts
  • breadcrumbs
  • 2 oz. fresh butter
  • salt and


Wash and dry the fish thoroughly with a cloth; arrange them in a flat baking-dish. Cover with fine breadcrumbs and place dabs of butter over them. Season and bake for 15 min. Just before serving, add a squeeze of lemon juice and garnish with fried parsley and cut lemon.