Simple Pan-Fried Trout Recipe

Bring the outdoors to your dinner table with this backpacking-friendly pan-fried trout recipe

Simple Pan-Fried Trout Recipe
Simple Pan-Fried Trout Recipe
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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Servings: 4

This pan-fried trout recipe is easy to make at home or in the outdoors. We take cornmeal and butter packets on our backpacking trips and then hope to catch dinner.


Ingredients:


  • 2 pounds trout (whole or fillets)
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • Salt and pepper

Preparation:

Rinse the trout under cold running water (or in the beautiful mountain lake or stream you caught them in).

Pat dry.

Sprinkle with salt and pepper. (I take a Ziplock baggie in my pack with salt, pepper and 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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