first came into existence back in May 2000. Seems a long time
then the internet was a very different place with much more
of an amateur feel to it. In a lot of ways it was a pleasanter
and more friendly place to hang out. For those of us interested
in food and cooking it was a great opportunity to chat and
share ideas with people living in other parts of the world.
was also a time when everyone involved in cooking, whether
they were just a keen amateur, a busy mum, a grandmother with
a lifetime of kitchen experience or a professional chef just
starting a career in the kitchen or one who was an old hand
working at the stove, was happy to share recipes so others
could enjoy them.
information is still available for some of the recipes but
a lot of the details of who contributed the recipe, or the
history of the recipe, have either become blurred, irrelevant
or disappeared over the years but the recipes are still worthwhile
either in their own right or for the inspiration they might
recipe for Fried Sprats was sent in by Steve Fletcher
from London. Why don't you follow Steve's example and send
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are one of the cheapest fish in the market. Obviously choose
those with bright eyes and a fresh look".
Salt and pepper
to make Fried Sprats
the sprats under cold water and pat dry with kitchen paper.
a sprat on a chopping board and with a sharp knife cut just
behind the head and drag the guts out at the same time.
a few tablespoons of flour in a clean plastic bag (a
supermarket carrier bag will do - but with no holes)
and add a teaspoon of salt and pepper. Put the sprats in
the bag and shake roughly until sprats are coated with flour.
some butter in a large frying pan and put in just enough
sprats to cover the bottom.
on a medium heat for about two minutes on each side. Do
not fry on too high heat - it will stink out your kitchen.
with lemon juice and serve.
the tastiest fish ever!