Whitebait 'chips' with green Tabasco mayonnaise
I served these up to my little ones recently and they instantly called them ''fish-chips'' and couldn't get enough of them. My girls are OK with heat, but you can dial the chilli and Tabasco down, or up, to taste.
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Whitebait 'chips' with green tabasco mayonnaise. Photo: Marina Oliphant
Canola or vegetable oil for deep-frying
200ml quality mayonnaise
1 tbsp plain yoghurt
1 tbsp green Tabasco
3 green chillies, finely chopped, seeds in
1 lemon, cut into wedges
1. Heat the oil in a small saucepan or deep fryer to 180C.
2. Mix the mayonnaise, yoghurt, Tabasco and chilli with a squeeze of lemon and a little salt.
3. Toss half the whitebait in semolina and fry immediately for 2 to 3 minutes, until lightly golden. Drain and season. Repeat with the remaining whitebait and serve piping hot with mayo and lemon wedges.
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