Discovered a new Eastern European taste treat:

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  1. The Pontificator

    The Pontificator Angry Samoan

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    And I'm sorry to say it's not Eastern European women. ;)

    It's sprats. Smoked sprats, to be exact. Little sardine-like fish in tins. Smoked, packed in olive oil. Found them in Big Lots! for .99 a can.

    Delicious. Gonna get me some dill, red onions, black bread, and some chilled vodka ^c
     
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    Are they a cold water fish like sardines?
     

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    Are they cleaned or the whole fish? I ate sardines when I was a kid, but when I found out the guts and all were in there, they were not as appealing.
     
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    I don't know if they are a "cold-water" fish but I'd take a guess and say yes.

    They are cleaned. At least the ones I bought.

    Went back to Big Lots! this morning and grabbed another dozen tins.
     
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    Give me some FRIED SMELTs!

    I love 'em!
     
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    Eastern European women rock :)
     
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    Hey Pontificator,

    I familar with dill and red onions, but what is black bread? Your not talking about pumpernickel(sp?) are you ?
     
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    Yes, pumpernickel. I like that German variety that's thinly sliced and comes in a rectangular sealed pack.

    Dee-lish.
     
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    So you eat the sprats on the bread ? Does not sound good......
     
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    Sardines= yuck!
     
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    The thing with sprats is that they can refer to any kind of fish at a certain (small) stage of growth---they might be sardines or whatever. But those smoked ones are delicious---I like them better than lox on a bagel.
     
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    It's Smelt plural and singular. Like it's Deer not Deers or Bass not Basss....;)
     
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    I lived in Ashland, WI for 4 years and the thing I miss most is the SMELT (no S!) run and eating them on the shore of Lake Superior with cold Leinies (with an S b/c there were more than one!)