Preparation info

    • Difficulty


    • Ready in

      5 min

Appears in

Mrs Beeton's All About Cookery

By Isabella Beeton

Published 1861

  • About


  • Whitebait
  • ice
  • flour
  • deep fat for frying
  • cayenne or black pepper


Frying whitebait is a difficult task for inexperienced cooks. The following is a well-tried method which, if carefully followed, never fails to produce satisfactory results. Put the whitebait with a piece of ice in a basin, which must be kept cool. When required for cooking, spread the fish on a cloth to dry, dredge well with flour, place in a wire basket and shake off the superfluous flour. Pl