From the kitchen of Diomira Putano.  This has been served for
years as part of the Feast of the Seven Fishes, an Italian
Christmas Eve celebration. Aunt Kay & Christa fry them in oil.  
The photo to the right shows them fried.
Rinse 1 lb small smelts

Combine in a bowl:
3 large eggs
1 small egg
1 tsp garlic powder
3 tsp parsley
salt & pepper
Set aside.

Combine in another bowl:
1/4 c grated cheese
1 1/4 c bread crumbs
Set aside.

Dip fish in:
1 c flour
Then dip fish in egg mixture.
Then dip fish in bread mixture.

Put a little
oil in a pyrex dish.
Line the fish in the dish.
Drizzle a little
oil over the fish.

Bake covered @ 375 for 10 minutes.
Turn over & bake uncovered for 15 minutes.
Turn over & bake 10 minutes.
If a little soft let stay in a little more.
You should be able to move them around,
they should be firm & not sticky.
"It gets late early out there."
Breaded Smelts
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