Ponderings on life, getting the most out of it, and the inspirational people you meet along the way.
The Ponder Room is a place where weary brains can rest, ruminate, re-energise. Like any trip to the powder room, some visits may miss the target or prove unnecessary, but you never know the next one might prove insightful, or at the very least leave you giggling and feeling a little bit lighter about life.
First make sure the whitebait is New Zealand whitebait not the Australian version. You’ll know the difference because the Australian version looks like sardines while the kiwi version are more like tiny tadpoles.
In one bowl toss the whitebait with flour and salt until evenly coated. In another bowl separate the eggs and beat the eggs whites until soft peaks form. In the third bowl lightly whisk the eggs yolks, then gently fold the egg white mixture into the egg yolk mixture along with the whitebait mixture.
Drizzle some oil into a fry pan and add a small amount of butter. When the pan is hot drop in a spoonful of the mixture. Like making pancakes when the bottom is light brown turn then over to cook on the other side. Drain the cooked fritters on some paper towel, then serve straight away.