Story: Whitebait and whitebaiting

Whitebait fritters

Whitebait fritters

Whitebait is usually eaten as fritters or patties made with eggs. More whitebait and less egg is the preferred mix as the egg mainly serves to bind the mixture. Dollops are then fried in a pan. The fritters are often eaten between slices of buttered bread.

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Carl Walrond, 'Whitebait and whitebaiting - Whitebaiting culture and regulations', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 July 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 23 Jun 2023