This is great for times when you need one more dish. This pan-fried dish is so fragrant and appetizing. It's great as a side dish or as an appetizer to go with drinks.
Fried smelt alone is tasty, but I felt that they'd transform into a grand dish with some dredging.
The water to dissolve the tempura flour is just a suggestion, so start with a smaller amount and adjust it to achieve your preferred consistency.
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