Sunday, November 3, 2013

Whitebait!

It was only a matter of time before we tried whitebait. Our moment of truth arrived last weekend. Last Friday, Aaron talked about Whitebait with a patient, and an hour later, Aaron got a special delivery at the clinic: a ziploc baggie full of the Southland Delicacy known as Whitebait. Join us on our journey.


Here it is, folks.

Looks incredible, right?

Hungry yet?

A popular way to prepare whitebait is to scramble it with eggs.... so here we go. I put the whitebait in first to make sure it was cooked all the way through. Turns out, it cooks really fast. tiny fish need about 10 seconds in the skillet apparently.


Enter the Eggs! Looking even better!

This is it! Whitebait and Eggs.

Have a closer look.

Down the Hatch it goes!

All in all, it wasn't terrible. There was a subtle fish flavor to the scrambled eggs. The worst part was the texture it added to the eggs. There was a lot of gritty texture (backbones - imagine leaving some of the shells in your scrambled eggs) and little things that popped occasionally (eyes??? that's what I was imagining every time).  

So it's done. We've eaten whitebait, and lived to tell about it.

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