A-Z Blog Challenge: W
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
- 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!
- 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!