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Pan Fried Trout

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“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 Nutrition


  1. Rinse the trout under cold running water (or in the beautiful mountain lake/stream you caught them in).
  2. Pat dry.
  3. Sprinkle with salt and pepper (I take a zip lock baggie in my pack with salt/pepper/garlic powder mixed together).
  4. Melt the butter in a large heavy skillet on medium-high heat.
  5. Coat the trout in corn meal and shake off the excess.
  6. When the butter is melted, place the coated trout, flesh side down, in the skillet.
  7. 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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