Italian Smelts or Whitebait Fritters Recipe

Serves/Makes: 2 - 3

Ingredients:

  • 12 ounces fresh smelts or whitebait*
  • 5 ounces plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup soda water
  • Oil, for shallow frying
  • Lemon wedges, to serve
How to cook Italian Smelts or Whitebait Fritters:
  • Place the smelts or whitebait in a sieve and rinse well under cold running water. Leave to drain well.
  • Sift the flour with salt and pepper into a bowl. Stir in the soda water, using a ballon whisk to prevent lumps forming-the consistency should be that of thick cream.
  • Pour the oil into large frying pan until 6 mm/1/4 inch deep and heat well. Mix the smelts or whitebait into the batter and drop tablespoonfuls of mixture into the pan.
  • Shallow fry in batches for about 2-3 minutes until crisp and golden, turning once.
  • Drain on crumpled kitchen paper and serve the Italian Smelts or Whitebait Fritters hot with lemon wedges.

Notes:

The Italian Smelts or Whitebait Fritters recipe easy to prepare and so good!
The Italian name for this recipe is Latterini o Bianchetti Frittelle.

Comment:

*Whitebait are the small, edible young of fresh or salt water fish, especially herring, but also sprats and smelts.

This recipe for Italian Smelts or Whitebait Fritters serves/makes: 2 - 3

The Italian Smelts or Whitebait Fritters (Latterini o Bianchetti Frittelle) recipe is adopted from La Gucina The Regional Cooking of Italy 2009 .

Main Ingredient: Smelt (more Smelt recipes)
Preparation Method: Pan Fried/Sauteed (more Pan Fried/Sauteed recipes)
Cuisine: Italian (more Italian recipes)

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