“Waste not want not” is a good motto these days and Debbie’s quick and simple Devilled Whitebait is a cheap and tasty treat that wastes nothing.
6 tablespoons plain flour
2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
Salt and pepper to taste
Oil for deep frying
Rinse the whitebait and pat dry on kitchen roll.
Mix together the flour, cayenne pepper and salt and pepper on a large plate.
Toss the whitebait in the flour and shake off excess.
Heat the oil in a deep pan and when very hot, cook the whitebait in two batches for two minutes, until crisp and golden brown.
Drain on kitchen paper and serve with a lemon wedge.
Tasty enough on it’s own as a snack or serve with a green salad and some mayonnaise.