I discovered sprats by accident. I was vacationing at my sister’s house when she received a gift package containing assorted goods, among them canned, smoked sprats. They were from Latvia.
I didn’t exactly know what they were, but thanks to Google, I realized they were small fish of the herring species, just like small sardines. They’re usually found in the North Atlantic.
They were delicious consumed straight out of the can — in vegetable oil — but the first thing that popped into my mind was to use them in making omelets. So I did, and now I’m hooked!
1 can (8.46 oz), smoked sprats
8 eggs, beaten
1/3 cup, dried raisins
Olive oil for frying
Drain the smoked sprats and crush them. Mix them in a bowl containing the beaten eggs. Add the raisins and mix thoroughly. In a medium pan, heat Olive oil. Add the egg mixture in batches to make the omelets. Remove from heat and place omelets on a plate lined with paper towel. Serve and enjoy