While in New Zealand I got this amazing fresh Whitebait. Whitebait are tiny little fish, no really white, but see through and when they are cooked they turn white. They are best bought in season, but are available all year round, but only frozen. I tried out different Whitebait, from New Zealand and from China and have to say that there is nothing better than fresh one.
I like to prepare them as Fritters, even so Fritters are actually more little omelets. The taste is absolutely beautiful and here the locals serve it as Whitebait sandwich, which is simply the Whitebait omelet put between two freshly baked white bread slices. So simple and so delicious.
150 g (5 oz) Whitebait
5 ea Eggs
Assorted Lettuce Leaves
16 ea slices of white bread
Heat the oil and fry small omelets, the size of pan cakes, golden brown on each side
Dress the salad leaves nicely on a plate, and then with two slices of bread make a sandwich with the hot whitebait omelet.