Monday, April 28, 2014

A - Z Blog Challenge: W


A-Z Blog Challenge: W

Whitebait:
In New Zealand it describes the juvenile forms (around 4–5 centimetres long) of 
five species of the fish family Galaxiidae - a family of mostly small freshwater fish in the Southern Hemisphere. The majority of species live in Australia or New Zealand.
In all cases, in any recipe, when you use whitebait - it is all about the whitebait, the star ingredient!!!
There is no greater honour than being served home-made Whitebait Fritters - and the best way to eat them is slapped on top of a thick fresh slice of buttered  bread - ohhh... divine finger-kicking food at its best! 

Rose's Whitebait Delight 

Ingredients: 
  • 400g whitebait
  • 2 eggs 
  • ½ cup plain flour 
  • juice from a large lemon
  • 1 tsp salt
  • black pepper generous amount
  • Thick Bread slices, already buttered - one per person, but be prepared as they are more-ish!  
Method: 
  • Place Whitebait into a bowl and add other ingredients - mix together 
  • Using a tablespoon gather small amounts to form into patties 
  • Fry in butter until edges are crisp, middle should be cooked not mushy or runny - but don't over cook
  • Place on paper towel to cool slightly 
  • Serve on a plater along side a plate thick fresh slices of buttered bread - Dig in and enjoy!