Pan Fried Trout

"This adoptee is the way we make trout on our backpacking trips, we take corneal and butter packets and hope we catch dinner. Just as easy to make at home, its a taste of the outdoors."
 
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Ready In:
20mins
Ingredients:
4
Serves:
4
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ingredients

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directions

  • Rinse the trout under cold running water (or in the beautiful mountain lake/stream you caught them in).
  • Pat dry.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper (I take a zip lock baggie in my pack with salt/pepper/garlic powder mixed together).
  • Melt the butter in a large heavy skillet on medium-high heat.
  • Coat the trout in corn meal and shake off the excess.
  • When the butter is melted, place the coated trout, flesh side down, in the skillet.
  • Fry 4-5 minutes, then turn and fry 4-5 minutes or until the flesh is golden brown and flaky. (Trout may be seasoned with garlic or onion powder before frying if desired, I also take a lemon with me to squeeze over the top).

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Reviews

  1. Sharon123
    This is so basic, so simple, and so good! Thanks!
     
  2. stephenb2006
    This was a winner, easy and delicious. My partner who usually doesn't like fish thought it was "really good". I didn't have corn meal so I used matzah meal instead and dusted the fish with salt, pepper and some garlic powder. Three table spoons of butter was a bit too much so cut back to two. This will become a stable in our meals.
     
  3. VegSocialWorker
    This was great. We put some spices in the cornmeal (garlic, paprika, seasoned salt, and Italian blend) and that was tasty. Squeezed some lemon on the fish while it was cooking. Thank you so much, this is the first time I have cooked trout.
     
  4. soulmatesforever
    Very good recipe! Loved it! I seasoned the trout with salt, pepper and garlic powder first before coating in cornmeal. Thanks for sharing!
     
  5. DivaNamedDom
    This was delicious and easy! I seasoned a little heavier because I like a little spice. I also found with the thicker pieces, I had to cover my skillet for a bit to cook the insides a bit more. I think if I do it again, I’ll fry and put in the oven for a bit to prevent the fish from overcooking. My family LOVED it!
     
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Tweaks

  1. BDTurcotte
    Caution: "the beautiful mountain lake/stream you caught them in" may look crystal clear but is often contaminated with a parasite called Giardia from animal droppings. Drinking it can cause a nasty diarrhea. The fish are perfectly safe to eat, but please rinse them in drinkable water. Giardia diarrhea is common, easy to diagnose, and easy to treat and cure. But it requires a lab test of stool and a prescription medicine. And before you ask - Yes, that's a stethoscope in my profile picture.
     

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