Smelt season doesn't last too long, so when I saw the glistening smelt in the seafood department, any previous thoughts I had for dinner were scrapped. The cool thing about smelt is that you eat them whole. If you are a fresh sardine or fresh anchovy lover, then you'll be excited to know that you have a new fish to fry! Simply roll the fish in seasoned flour, dip them into an egg wash, roll them in panko and fry them in hot oil. Sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt and serve hot. Excellent with a lightly-oiled green salad and a cold glass of chardonnay.