Whitebait Fritters Recipe

Recipe for Whitebait Fritters from the West Coast Wildlife Centre, Franz Josef.

The famous West Coast whitebait patties at The Landing, Franz Josef.

The famous West Coast whitebait patties at The Landing, Franz Josef.

Ingredients

  • 7g (1 tbsp) flour
  • 2 eggs (lightly beaten)
  • 250g West Coast whitebait (drained and gently washed)
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Clarified butter (to cook in)
  • Juice of 1 lemon.

Method

  • Sieve flour onto beaten eggs and lightly whisk together.
  • Stir in whitebait and seasonings.
  • Heat a small amount of clarified butter in a heavy frypan.  Drop spoonfuls of fritter mix into hot clarified butter.
  • Fry quickly on one side, only until egg mixture sets.  (Do not wait for whitebait to go white).
  • Turn fritter and quickly brown on other side.
  • Drain fritters on paper towels and squeeze lemon over fritters.
  • Season with salt and pepper before serving.
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This entry was written by miss andy and published on February 28, 2013 at 6:47 pm. It’s filed under Franz Josef, New Zealand and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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