West Coast Whitebait Patties
photo by LilKiwiChicken
- Ready In:
- Beat the eggs in a large bowl, then mix in the milk.
- Season with salt & pepper to taste.
- Lightly beat through the flour & baking powder to ensure there are no lumps. Add the flour slowly - the mixture should be thick & runny but not too gloopy.
- In a colander, rinse the whitebait and pick out any river stones or other debris.
- Drain, and mix into the egg mixture until well combined.
- Heat a frying pan on medium-high heat, and once heated, add the butter/olive oil.
- Drop in dessert-spoonfuls of the whitebait mixture, and cook until the pattie is set (& starts to go golden on the underside). The whitebait will normally have gone white at this stage.
- Turn, and cook on the other side until golden.
- Keep warm in the oven until ready to serve, in my house they get eaten as fast as they are cooked!
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This is how I remember my Dad making whitebait fritters. Served with some lemon wedges & a few potato fies & buttered bread. Followed your idea of putting them on buttered bread while in the oven. Hubby & I really made little piggies of ourselves on these for our dinner. Thanks for the memories:) Will be making this again when someone gives us some more whitebait...LOL :)