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How do you eat Sprat fish?

A rough belly sets sprat apart from other similar small fish. Cooked under a hot grill, served with pepper and a squeeze of lemon, you can eat them up, heads and all, without the need for a knife and fork. But you're more likely to have had them under the catch-all term of 'whitebait'.

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Herein, can you eat sprats whole?

Sprats are a kind of fish. The sprats are tiny, and are normally sold canned – just like sardines. You are supposed to eat the whole sprat. The canned sprats are very very soft, so even the heads, tails and fins taste the same as the rest of the spratyou can't tell what part of the sprat you are eating.

Furthermore, what fish is a sprat? The European sprat (Sprattus sprattus), also known as bristling, brisling, garvie, garvock, Russian sardine, russlet, skipper or whitebait, is a species of small marine fish in the herring family Clupeidae. Found in European waters, it has silver grey scales and white-grey flesh.

In this manner, how do you prepare and cook sprats?

Sprats are mainly sold whole, so the head and guts need to be removed. This is easy enough to do, but ask your fishmonger to do it for you if you want to avoid the mess. Lightly rinse the gutted sprats, roll in seasoned flour and pan-fry, grill or bake, then serve with a splash of lemon.

Are sprats high in mercury?

Of these, sardines, pilchards and sprats have the highest concentration of omega-3 fatty acids. Fresh tuna is a good source of omega-3s, but is generally contaminated with mercury.

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