Whitebait Fritters

(via Pukeko Tearooms)


  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup whitebait
  • 25 grams butter
  • 1 tablespoon oil


  1. In a small bowl whisk the egg until frothy.
  2. Fold in the flour and salt.
  3. Add whitebait and stir to just combine.
  4. Heat butter and oil in a fry pan.
  5. Drop spoonfuls of whitebait into hot butter.
  6. When golden brown turn to cook second side.

Serve hot.
Serves 3.


  • Thaw frozen whitebait in milk to give a good flavour.
  • A touch of ground ginger for frozen bait adds flavour.

Tips for taste

Mint sauce, vinegar, lemon juice.