Mock Whitebait Fritters

    20 minutes

    Whitebait can be pretty dear, so go for these mock whitebait fritters that use potato and tinned sardines instead. Cheap, quick and easy. Enjoy.


    Canterbury, New Zealand
    15 people made this

    Makes: 10 fritters

    • 1 medium potato, grated
    • 2 eggs, beaten
    • 1 1/2 heaped teaspoons flour
    • 100g tinned sardines, mashed
    • salt and pepper, to taste
    • 2 tablespoons oil

    Preparation:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Rinse potatoes in water until water runs clear. Squeeze out all the moisture and blot dry with paper towels.
    2. Mix together the potato, egg, flour, mashed sardines, salt and pepper.
    3. Heat oil in a frying pan. Fry fritters by the spoonful in the hot oil until browned on each side, turning once.


    Depending on your potato size, you may need to add another egg or two.

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