About 50 euros/kg if bought from the market fishmongers. From 32 euros/kg via internet but there’s shipping cost on top.
Yesterday I asked a bunch of elderly acquaintances how they like eating smoked eel. All of them said just peel off the skin and eat the flesh straight up with their hands. Also nice with a salad and bread. And all of them hissed loudly “So good! So expensive!”. Younger people don’t like eel at all.
I don’t like fresh eels but love them smoked. The partner finds eels stomach churning (“look like snakes”) so more for yours truly.
Similar to most smoked fish, “sharp” or “biting” vegs are good with eel. Radishes, beetroots, mustard cress, horseradish etc.
FYI, smoked eel in Germany is big and costs considerably more. The bread of choice is pumpernickel.
Several ways northern Germans enjoy smoked eel:
- Eat straight up with the hands, Schnapp alongside.
- Fried potatoes and scrambled eggs.
- Green salad
- Sharp vegs