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Crispy Whitebait with Dill & Lemon recipe

Crispy Whitebait with Dill & Lemon Recipe

A refreshing and quick appetizer featuring crispy fried whitebait paired with the citrusy tang of lemon and the subtle fragrance of dill.





  • Step 1.

    Rinse the whitebait under cold water and pat dry with paper towels. Cut off heads if you prefer.
  • Step 2.

    In a bowl, mix flour with salt and pepper.
  • Step 3.

    Heat oil in a deep fryer or large pan to 180°C (350°F).
  • Step 4.

    Toss the whitebait in the flour mixture until well coated.
  • Step 5.

    Fry the whitebait in batches, being careful not to overcrowd the pan, for about 2-3 minutes, or until golden and crispy.
  • Step 6.

    Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels.
  • Step 7.

    Squeeze fresh lemon juice over the crispy whitebait before serving.
  • Step 8.

    Serve immediately with extra lemon wedges and a sprinkle of dill.


  1. 300 gWhitebait

  2. 100 gPlain flour

  3. 1 tspSalt

  4. 0.5 tspGround black pepper

  5. 2 tbspDill

  6. 500 mlVegetable oil

  7. 1 Lemon

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