Whitebait fritters in bread with lemon mayonnaise
( SERVES 4 )
Photo by Babiche Martens
A classic New Zealand recipe, whitebait fritters make a perfect snack or light meal.
|8 slices||White bread|
|1 tsp||Sea salt|
|1||Freshly ground black pepper|
|1 Tbsp||Olive oil|
- To make the mayonnaise, put the egg yolks, salt, sugar, mustard and lemon zest into the bowl of a food processor.
- Process to combine then, with the engine running, slowly drizzle in the oil. Once the ingredients have amalgamated, season and add fresh lemon juice to taste.
- Spread the bread generously with mayonnaise.
- In a bowl, whisk the eggs with the flour, salt and pepper. Gently fold through the whitebait.
- Heat a frying pan and add the butter and oil. When hot, add the fritter mixture in tablespoonfuls and cook until golden on both sides. Put on to the bread while still warm.