whitebait

whitebait

whitebait

whitebait

whitebait

whitebait

whitebait

Ingredients:

  1. ½ tsp whole cloves
  2. ½ tsp roasted paprika
  3. ¼ tsp coarsely ground black pepper
  4. ¼ tsp salt
  5. fish spice
  6. 2 medium free-range eggs, beaten
  7. 100g plain flour, for dusting
  8. Vegetable oil, for deep-frying
  9. 35-40 whitebait
  10. Aïoli and lemon wedges, to serve

Method:

  1. Place the beaten eggs and flour in separate shallow dishes.
  2. Fill a saucepan a third full with vegetable oil and heat to 180°C or until a small cube of bread turns golden brown within 1 minute. Dip the whitebait into the flour, then the egg mix, then into the spice mix. Carefully put the whitebait into the hot oil, and cook in batches for about 1-2 minutes, until browned. Remove and drain on kitchen paper. Serve with some aïoli and some lemon wedges.
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