Colorado Camper's Trout

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

I love fresh fish fried and this recipe is really yummy! I found this recipe in the Colorado Cache Cookbook back in the 80's. The book said, "This is the best way to eat trout: when it is stream fresh, it's hard to beat!" I agree! This recipe is great for cod too. Prep and cook times are approximate, depending on how long you want to fry your fish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fry, drain and nibble on bacon while doing next step!
  2. Saute onions in bacon grease, drain, salt and nibble while preparing the fish.
  3. Coat fish well with mixture of corn meal, flour, salt and pepper.
  4. Fry fish in hot grease until done and very crisp.
  5. Garnish with onion and bacon.


Most Helpful

This is a wonderful recipe! I cooked this on an outside BBQ burner in a cast iron skillet. Very tasty. Good way to fix trout even for folks who don't like trout! Surprise them!

dagntag November 04, 2008

Colorado Cache is one of my very favorite cookbooks and this is one of my most-used recipes in it. I used it almost exclusively when we lived in the Rocky Mtns and caught fresh trout for dinner several nughts a week, so I can vouch for its authenticity! ;)

winkki June 13, 2005

Delicious! We love trout and this is the best. The bacon and onions add great flavour. I used potatoe flour instead of regular flour. Will use this recipe again and again. Thanks! Brenda

Brenda Tanner-Hebb April 26, 2003

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