I had been trying to track down some whitebait for about a month and came across it at the Vic Markets in Melbourne. This recipe is super simple and really delicious for lunch outside when its warm.
Lightly flour and salt 400g of whitebait and drop into 800ml of hot olive oil in a sauce pan. Alternatively if you have a deep fryer use that.
While your little beauties are bubbling away, mix a small tub of sour cream with the juice of one lemon and 3 Tbsp of chopped dill, mix to combine.
When the whitebait are ready put them on a big plate to share.
I find this recipe pairs really well with a glass of iced soda water.