Pan Fried Trout

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “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.”

    Ingredients

  • 2lbstrout( Whole or Fillets)
  • 1/2 cupcornmeal
  • 3tablespoonsbutter
  • salt & pepper
  • 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).
  • Reviews

  • “This is so basic, so simple, and so good! Thanks!”

  • “So easy and delicious, especially when served with homemade tartar sauce!I also add the seasonings mentioned by other reviewers. I rarely try another recipe to pan fry walleye — this one is perfect for my family.”

  • “My 20 year old son caught himself a few nice trout the other day and wanted me to cook them for him.Instead, I went to Recipezaar and found a recipe I thought he would like that he could master himself.He did great.The trout were wonderful and now he can probably manage cooking them himself over a campfire with this easy, straightforward recipe.They were delicious!”

  • “mmm Memories of the cabin at the lake! Almost as good as they were there fried in a cast iron frypan on the wood stove, YUM! The only way to cook fresh trout, simple and delicious! thanks for posting!”

  • “Excellent!Very tasty and incredibly easy to make.”

  • “Yummeee! No need to say any more.”

  • “Yummy! We all liked this…even my 4 yr. old who can be picky sometimes!”

  • “Excellent recipe, thanks.I made it with bread crumbs because that’s all I had.It definitely can handle a generous sprinkling of garlic salt and paprika.This was my first experience with trout, I thought it was amazing!!”

  • “Just what I need…quick and easy!…taste great too!Mom of 13 month old twins”

  • “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.”

  • “Very good recipe! Loved it! I seasoned the trout with salt, pepper and garlic powder first before coating in cornmeal. Thanks for sharing!”

  • “We have trout all the time but usually we smoke or grill it. I found this recipe and tried it and added alittle oil and used acast iron skillet to fry them in. I also added paprika to the cornmeal,salt and pepper mixture. The trout was most excellant!Thanks for sharing your recipe Dawnab! Its a keeper!:)”

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