This is so delicious. I just fried up a handful of these smelts. The hard work is cleaning the tiny fish of their guts and a much gill as feasible. I just drudged them lightly with dry flour and on the went into hot oil. I first fried them in small batches. Then I fried them the second time all together. Once they are crispy just sprinkle salt and pepper and they are delicious. More delicious than the typical fried farm raised shrimps not to mention that much healthier. I think this is a $0.99 snack.