Whitebait is the name of the collective term given to little immature fish of varied species. They are usually translucent and small and which are eaten whole after the deep fried. These small fishes are incredibly tasty! These Fried Whitebaits can be served as a main course dish or as an appetizer. Make Fried Whitebait Recipe with Green Salad. In Spain, nothing is much simpler than fried whitebait.

Italians are great fans of fried fish and fried whitebait brings a smile around the dinner table. Moreover, Americans have french-fries but Greeks love to have fried whitebaits. It is a favorite dish at the ouzu bars of the Athens. Try this Fried Whitebait Recipe with Green Salad.

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Fried Whitebait Recipe with Green Salad

Whitebait, fresh or frozen, 450 g

Plain flour, 85 g

Cayenne Pepper, ½ tsp

Salt, to taste

Black pepper, to taste


For Green Salad

Rocket leaves, 125 g

Cherry tomatoes, halved, 125 g

Cucumber cut into dice, 75 g

Olive oil, 3 tbsp

Lemon juice, fresh, 1 tbsp

Mustard paste, ½ tsp

Caster sugar, ½ tsp


Preparation Method: 

Fried Whitebait Recipe with Green Salad

If you have frozen whitebaits, thaw completely, then wipe and dry with absorbent kitchen paper.

Heat the oil in a deep-fat fryer. Mix cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper in a bowl. Place the fish in a large, shallow dish and toss well in the flour mixture.

Deep fry the fish in batches for 2-3 minutes or until crisp and golden. Keep the fried whitebaits warm while deep frying the remaining fish.

Meanwhile, to make a salad, arrange the rocket leaves, cherry tomatoes and cucumber on individual serving dishes. Whisk the olive oil and the remaining ingredients together and season lightly. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and serve with whitebaits.


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