Whitebait Fritters




   320gms/11ozs whitebait

   1 cup self-raising flour

   1/2 cup breadcrumbs

   2 – 3 fresh red chillies or 1/4 tsp ground chillies

   1 tbsp fresh chopped chives

   1 medium onion – peeled and finely sliced

   1 clove garlic – finely minced

   1 egg white

   1 tsp chicken stock powder

   Generous pinch of salt and white pepper

   1/2 cup iced water

   Cooking oil for deep frying


If using fresh red
chillies, finely slice them and place in a medium mixing bowl.

Add sliced onions and minced garlic, whitebait and chopped chives, mix well
with a fork. (If using chilli powder, sprinkle over mixture.)

Add breadcrumbs, flour, salt and pepper and mix to coat.

Add egg white and enough iced water and mix to form a thick mixture.

Heat oil in a wok over medium heat and fry level spoonfuls of mixture until
golden brown.

Drain on paper towels and serve hot with Sriracha hot chilli sauce if desired.



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