Whitebait Fritters Recipe

Hardly anyone can resist whitebait fritters, making them the perfect canape

Whitebait fritters are the perfect canape. Picture / Babiche Martens

Mention whitebait fritters and suddenly everyone is in the kitchen eating them straight from the pan with a squeeze of lemon. Make a little go a long way by making mini fritters. All you need are eggs to bind the whitebait together, parsley, salt and pepper to season and butter to cook these delicate delights. The flavour speaks for itself.

Whitebait Fritters
Makes 16

200g whitebait
3 eggs, whisked lightly
½ tsp salt
Freshly ground pepper
1 Tbsp chopped parsley
Knob butter for cooking
Lime or lemon to squeeze

1. Place the whitebait in a bowl. Add the eggs, salt, pepper and parsley and combine well.

2. Heat a knob of butter in a frying pan. Cook a tablespoon of mixture to test the heat. Cook for 1-2 minutes each side until just cooked through. Continue to cook the remainder of the fritters.

3. Serve warm with a squeeze of lemon or lime.


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