Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
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.
- 2 pounds trout (whole or fillets)
- 1/2 cup cornmeal
- 3 tablespoons butter
- Salt and pepper
Rinse the trout under cold running water (or in the beautiful mountain lake or stream you caught them in).
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.