Friture de l’Île de France

French-Fried Fish

Preparation info

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Appears in

Hows and Whys of French Cooking

Hows and Whys of French Cooking

By Alma Lach

Published 1974

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  • Smelts, perch, or other fish fillets
  • Peanut oil for frying
  • 1 cup flour


  1. Clean smelts and dry on paper towels. If using fillets, cut them into about 4 lengthwise pieces. Make them about the size of a smelt.
  2. Heat oil to 340 degrees. Put the flour into a mixing bowl. With a whisk stir in the beer. Beat out the lumps. Dip fish into the batter and then put into the hot oil. Fish a