Obleti prajiti (fried bleak) – traditional river fish recipe
Here’s a little bit of background first: Obleț is a type of sweet water fish found everyone around Europe. You’d find them if you decided to one day to go fishing with your friends at the lake next to your town. You’d be all happy and excited that you’d finally be able to catch a huge carp or catfish and squeal like a little girl when you get a bite. However, all throughout the 8 hours you’re there, in the middle of nature, getting bitten by mosquitoes and getting progressively miserable, only these little bastards are biting. So what do you do? You make obleti prajiti.
Instructions on how to make obleti prajiti
This one is very easy. First, you either clean the fish or not. If they’re smaller than 10 cm, you don’t need to clean them. They’ll all get cooked up and you’re not even going to notice the difference. After you’ve cleaned them (or not), put the polenta flour in a bowl and drag these guys through the flour.
As you’re doing this, make sure to heat up the oil in a pan. Once it’s all good and hot add the fish and fry until crispy. Squeeze some lemon juice on top of them and serve them with mamaliga. If you don’t mind smelling like garlic for the next 2 weeks and feeling adventurous, add mujdei (garlic sauce) to them.
Listen to this while cooking.
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