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Who would think that eating fishes from head to toe would be so good?

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Eating a fish from head to tail does not come naturally, but boy is that good. The first time I saw this was in Genova, Italy, in my youth. We stopped in a small restaurant and the owner walked to our table to recite the menu. My mom tried to translate as best she could, and we ended up with a huge plate of tiny fishes deep-fried and served with lemon wedges. Extraordinary! So naturally, when I saw small fry at my local fishmonger's, I decided to act.

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450gram / 1 pound of small fry. I believe you can prepare this with many species of fishes caught at the same age.

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Wash the fishes to discard any strange bits mixed with the fishes. Leave under running water until the water flows clean.

 

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Let's prepare the fishes for their last bath. Prepare a bowl of milk and one of flour.

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Dip a fish into the milk, let it drip for a second, ...

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... then rub it into the flour.

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To process more fishes in less time, drop them all in the milk, then remove with a sieve and plunge them by small batches into the flour ...

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... until they are white all over.

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