Because Cubs CAN cook!
Always have help from a parent or carer when working in the kitchen
Whitebait was my first attempt at gutting fish, (as they are so small you don't really need to but my dad thought it might be a bit more interesting for me to have a go...& it gave me some very important practise using a knife safely
After washing our hands well we got started!
Surprisingly it was very easy & not at all messy (we put some paper down having rinsed off the whitebait) gutted them carefully with a knife & my dad watching me really closely.
Then we popped all of the little fish (about the size of your thumb) in a clear plastic food bag with some flour & gave it a really good shake!
We tidied away the knives chopping board & paper then washed our hands again because we had finished handling our raw fish.
The flour covers & coats the fish which you then lightly fry for a few minutes & gobble them down whilst they are hot bones & all, a squeeze of fresh lemon juice really makes them yummy, or you can add your favourite seasoning such as salt & pepper
Because they are SO tiny the bones stay soft, ..tiny morsels you need a good portion per person but they are quick to cook & very different to a boring slab of cod.... & I can make it myself!
Just before serving them hot, butter up some white bread & make up a super salad, a simple & supremely tasty food combination!
This is a very easy introduction to cooking from raw with children, (& fun shaking up the bag of floury fishies) !