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Crimpy's Perfect Whitebait Patties


Crimpy's Perfect Whitebait Patties

The NZ Wildfoods Cookbook Reloaded is available through the  online shop HERE  or call 03 544 7020, ask for Annette and place your order.

2 Free Range Eggs, separated
1lb whitebait
Salt & white pepper to taste
White Bread
Lemon Wedges
2tbsp Rice Bran or Canola Oil and 50g Butter

Break the egg yolks into a bowl containing the whitebait and stir until the bait is coated well.
In a separate bowl, whisk the egg whites until light and fluffy.
Gently fold the egg whites into the whitebait.
Heat oil over a moderately high heat and butter until it foams.
Add generous spoonfuls of whitebait and cook until you see the bait turn white in the centre.
Flip and cook for the same amount of time on the other side.
Season to taste with salt and white pepper, and a squeeze of lemon juice.
Serve as a buttie between two slices of fresh white bread.


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