Whitebait Fritters

Whitebait Fritters

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Recipe by NZEggs Course: Lunch, DinnerCuisine: Gluten FreeDifficulty: Medium


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A classically delicious way to enjoy NZ’s seasonal delicacy.


  • 3 large eggs

  • 200 g Whitebait

  • 1 pinch salt and black pepper to taste

  • 2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil

  • 2 Tbsp Butter

  • Lemons


  • Beat the eggs with a fork in a bowl until light and frothy. Stir the whitebait into the egg mix. Add a good pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Mix together well.
  • In a large frying pan add the oil and butter to the pan on a medium heat. When the butter starts to bubble add the egg and whitebait mixture in even tablespoonfuls and cook for one-two minutes, then flip and cook the other side until lightly golden brown.
  • When cooked transfer to a warmed spare plate. Continue cooking in batches of 5-6 fritters until the mixture is finished.
  • Serve with fresh lemon wedges – and slices of fresh buttered white bread for the classic traditional Kiwi serving.

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