Deep Fried Whitebait with a Garlic Dip

Deep Fried Whitebait with a Garlic Dip


For the Whitebait

  • 500g Frozen Whitebait
  • Flour for coating
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 200ml Cooking Oil For the Dip

For the Dip

  • 2 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
  • 1 Clove fresh Garlic



  •  Pour the flour into a sandwich bag so the bag is about ¼ full
  • Add the salt and pepper to the flour and shake so the seasoning is evenly spread  throughout the flour
  • At this point heat the oil in a saucepan , to check the oil is ready for frying take a breadcrumb and add it to the oil if it crackles when it hits the oil , it is the right heat to fry the  white bait
  • Once the oil is heated take a handful of whitebait, place it in the bag and shake so the whitebait is well coated
  • Take out the coated whitebait and fry in the Oil, repeat this until all of the whitebait has been cooked.
  • Once all cooked leave to drain for a while on some Kitchen Towel
  • Whilst the whitebait is draining place the Mayonnaise in a bowl and crush the Garlic Clove, and mix into the Mayonnaise then either, spoon into a ramekin or place a teaspoon full on each plate
  • Then add the whitebait to the plates and serve.

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