Smelts with Almonds Recipe:

1. Wash the smelts lightly in cold water

2. Cut off the heads and squeeze out the entrails

3. Dry the clean smelts on a cloth

4. Dip the fish in the cream then roll them in the flour

5. Melt the butter in a pan

6. Add the olive oil and fry the smelts for about 4minutes on each side

7. Remove the smelts from the heat and keep them warm

8. Increase the heat slightly and fry the flaked almonds in the fat in which the fish has been cooked until they are light brown

9. Sprinkle the smelts with the almonds and pour over the butter

10. Serve the smelts with thin slices of buttered brown bread

List of ingredients required:

(serves 6 people)

18 smelts
3 oz (75g) unsalted butter
4 oz (115g) flaked almonds
Seasoned flour
3 fluid oz single cream
1 tablespoon olive oil

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