Some nice  Whitebaiting Photos from 2007

 

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Mokau River Whitebait Fritters


For those who want to cook Whitebait Fritters :

Recipe 1

1 egg
2 Tablespoons Flour
½ teaspoon Baking Powder
Pinch Salt
Whitebait
Milk or Water to mix

Put Flour, Baking Powder and salt into a mixing bowl. Add egg, Mokau River whitebait and enough milk or water to make a thick batter. Do not over mix as this will cause the fritters to be tough. Place spoon-full of batter into a hot pan and shallow fry until golden brown.

 

Recipe 2

2 eggs
2 Tablespoon Flour
½ teaspoon Baking Powder
Pinch Salt
Chopped Parsley    Dash Pepper
Whitebait
1 Tablespoon Milk

Put Egg yokes, milk, parsley, salt and pepper into a mixing bowl. Mix together. Add the Baking Powder and flour to this mixture, fold in. Whisk the egg whites until stiff. Fold the first mixture and Mokau River whitebait into the egg whites.
Melt butter in a pan and when hot drop in spoon-full of mixture. Turn when brown.   

 

Mokau River Whitebait Fritters

Two recipes.

Whitebait is a native fish that New Zealanders love to eat. Mokau River is one of the North Island best rivers to catch the delicacy. From the 15th of August to the 30 November local fishermen and woman line the river banks in expectation of a good catch

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