Fried Whiting (pesciolini fritti)

Fried Whiting (pesciolini fritti)

By 03/08/2012

It is holiday time and I am enjoying the sun at my local Italian seaside resort. The weather is beautiful: the sky is blue and the sun is very strong;Β  after so many months of rain in England I am making the most of this! I love not having to wear so many clothes all the time!
I am staying near a fishmonger (funny enough!) and of course, I could not resist getting some fish for lunch.
I got this little whiting, which my mum used to do for me as a child.
These little fish are cute and appeal to children. They are so small that you don't need to gut them and they are very tasty and ready in 10-15 minutes.
If you cannot find whiting, squid cut into rings is very tasty too.

  • Prep Time : 15 minutes
  • Cook Time : 10 minutes


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19 Responses to Fried Whiting (pesciolini fritti)

  1. Anne

    I have eaten a lot of fish on holiday this week:) Have a lovely weekend:)~Anne

  2. PT

    my fav nethili fish πŸ™‚

  3. Javelin Warrior

    Another simple and tasty dish, Alida! I don't think I've ever had little fried whiting before, but this sounds so good and I love that you don't have to mess with gutting the fish first. Thank you so much for sharing…

  4. Giovanna

    Che buona la frittura di pesce, la tua Γ¨ deliziosa, brava!Un bacio

  5. Alida

    I like them quite crunchy and it usually takes me 10 minutes. How long do you fry them for?

  6. Pegasuslegend

    Very amazing to me… you have such skills. I cant even look at food that looks back at me… this is awesome and I would love to eat this dish… I am in awe!

  7. Rosita Vargas


  8. Linda

    Very different. Do you eat the heads too?

  9. unikorna

    When I was about 11, I ate an enormous portion of similar fried little fish covered in garlic sauce and I ate so many that the following day…I was sooo sick. I know they are delicious, so delicious but I could never try them again. They are crispy and savory and fragrant…

  10. Cuisine de Provence

    Maybe half as long and always in batches. I just love those little things!

  11. La cucina di Molly

    Questa frittura di pesce mi fa impazzire, Γ¨ troppo buona! Mi piace molto il suo sapore di mare! Un abbraccio…Molly

  12. Curts Delectables

    this looks hard to do is it? I am not as professional cook as you.. would love to learn how to even cook something like this… nice job!

  13. ~~louise~~

    When I was a child I use to help my father prepare whiting this way most Fridays and on Christmas Eve too!!!Thanks for the memories, Alida. I really should make it again one day…

  14. Alida

    This is so straightforward and does not require many skills to do. Thank you for your nice comment!

  15. Alida

    because they are so small you eat everything. When it is fried you don't even realize you are eating the whole fish. It is all nice and crisp.

  16. All That I'm Eating

    This sounds wonderful, lovely that you had it as a child and can recreate it! Hope you're having a great holiday.

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