Originally Posted by officepro4u
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Whitebait patties - Whitebait are the juvenile stage of several native fish of New Zealand. They are around 1 inch long. At this time of year these little fish swim upriver from the sea where they hatch and make their way up into the rivers to grow and develop. They are caught in fine nets early in their journey up river before they start feeding for the first time. They are mixed with a light batter of egg, flour, salt and pepper and fried in hot dripping. An exquisite taste that has a very short season.