Bacon & Smelt

Bacon and Smelt :)

Some may consider this food post ‘bizarre’ or unusual…. it’s just fish and bacon.

I have talked about the importance of eating non-traditional foods and expanding your food varieties. Here is a post dedicated to the subject, “Bizarre Foods“.  Here is a post with foods that I called bizarre, “Cactus, Fish and Bacon“.  Of course, what you consider bizarre will depend on what you are accustomed to.

Let’s move on to this meal … shall we?

By the way, click on pictures to ENLARGE.

The main ingredient is… SMELT!  … no worries, it’s a fish.   Click here for the Wikipedia page, but in brief they are a fish that grows to about 7 to 8 inches in length.  To be honest… they look like what I used to use as fish bait.   :)

I have eaten these before and really liked them… cooked in butter and Tony Chachere’s, wrapped in tin foil on the grill….was awesome!

This meal is a little different.



1. Cook the bacon! … like most of my food posts, I either cook with or cook… BACON!


2.  Remove bacon, add a little water and using spatula scrape any carmelized bacon that might be stuck to the bottom of the pan/skillet.


3. Add the Smelt  (and spices) … if it’s more than one smelt … is it smelts?

I added black pepper and Tony Chachere’s.

Also, I added the Smelt to the skillet with the water and bacon ‘juice’.


4. Add BACON BACK!   

…and if you think there is less bacon being added back than was originally cooked you are right.  The remainder was sacrificed for testing purposes. ;)

 Note to Self :  Cook more bacon!

After adding the bacon, I cooked the smelt for 10 minutes and ‘flipped’ and cooked another 10 minutes.


5. Lastly… remove and SERVE!!! 

I added a little butter for extra flavor… and color to the picture.



Fish… bacon and butter… ALL very low carb and ALL very diabetes friendly.

I would urge you to do this …  once a month, eat a food that you have never eaten before.  It should be low carb primal … of course. :)

Here is my low carb primal meal plan.


2 thoughts on “Bacon & Smelt”

  1. You lost me at smelt. That is one thing I will NOT allow anywhere near me. I tasted it once when I was a kid, threw up, never again! LOL

    1. Ha! :) … I ate at least 12 oz tonight, with Ollie eating about 4 oz. Honestly, the previous ‘batch’ I made was better. The Smelt were smaller and they fried up crispier. These were almost too big.

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