Smelts in Beer Batter

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Ingredients

6 oz. of beer (half a bottle)

2 eggs

1 cup flour + 1 cup for dredging

2 tbsp. oil

salt

pepper

Old Bay

smelts

Quick Tartar Sauce

3/4 cup mayonnaise

capers

1 shallot

2 tablespoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon oil

salt and pepper to taste

Smelts Preparation

In a bowl, add 1 cup flour, add the eggs, oil, and beer. Mix until smooth.

Season with salt, pepper, and Old Bay.

Dredge the smelts in flour, be sure to knock off any excess. Dip in the batter and deep fry in oil.

Serve hot with a lemon wedge or tartar sauce

Tartar Sauce

Mix the mayo, oil, and lemon juice until incorporated.

Add the pickles and shallots.

Season with salt and pepper.