Deep-Fried Whitebait

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By Mark Hix

Published 2006

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Whitebait are usually sold frozen or recently defrosted and rarely fresh, as they are so perishable. As a young man, working in a pub kitchen in West Bay, I was brought whitebait freshly landed by local fishermen, which I ended up freezing anyway. We’ve come to live with frozen whitebait, and they still make a perfect comforting starter and snack.