Preparation info

    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Carved Angel Cookery Book

By Joyce Molyneux

Published 1990

  • About


  • Elvers, silvery eel fry
  • flour and deep-fried
  • 225 g/8 oz elvers


Elvers, silvery eel fry, are a rarely obtainable delicacy in this country for all but the lucky few living near a source such as the estuary of the River Severn. Even so, the cost is high, although redeemed by their richness – a little will go a long way.

They need only the briefest of cooking, dusted with flour and deep-fried like whitebait or cooked ‘a la bilbaína’ as they do i