Spiced whitebait - jeot khal *

Yield: 4 Servings

Measure Ingredient
8 ounces Whitebait Or Other Very Tiny Whole Fish
3 \N Egg Whites
¾ teaspoon Salt
1 tablespoon White Sesame Seeds, Finely Ground
1½ teaspoon Chili Powder
\N \N Oil For Deep-Frying
2 tablespoons Sesame Oil

Wash the fish and dry thoroughly. Beat the egg whites, then blend in the salt, ground sesame seeds and chili powder.

Heat the oil to moderately hot. Dip the fish into the egg white mixture, then drop into the hot oil and deep-fry until golden brown and crisp. Lift out with a spoon and drain well on paper towels. (The fish can be stored, when cool, in an airtight container.) Just before serving, heat the sesame oil in a wide skillet to very hot. Add the fish and fry, stirring frequently, until heated through and crisp. Serve at once.

From Asia The Beautiful Cookbook. Typed by Syd Bigger.

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