A great retro starter, pan fried in butter; you eat the whole of this tasty fish.
Whitebait are very small, silvery members of the herring family - supplied frozen as whole fish in a 454g pack (sometimes referred to as Sprats).
Best eaten whole - Dust with flour and deep fry for 3-4 minutes. Serve with a garlic mayonnaise. For devilled whitebait add a small quantity of dried English mustard and cayenne pepper to the flour coating.