Sprats can be eaten whole or gutted and headed. If you're a sprat novice, try them on the barbecue for a really fuss-free but delicious treat. If you have a grill basket, all the better. Simply clamp your sprats in the basket and quickly cook them over white-hot coals until they're sizzling and crispy. Serve with garlicky herbed mayo and a crisp salad. Alternatively, try dredging your sprats in well-seasoned flour before deep frying them until crisp and golden. Sprinkle with sea salt, splash over some fresh lemon juice and enjoy with warm bread.