How To Make Breaded & Fried Rainbow Trout
So, you've caught a couple nice fish, cleaned them, filleted them, and now you're wondering how to cook them. There are many ways to cook trout, but I figured I'd share my attempt at breading and pan frying.
- Italian bread crumbs (any dry crumbs should work)
- Garlic salt
- Lemon pepper
- Trout fillets
- Vegetable oil for frying
Heat 1/4 inch of oil on medium heat to 350 degrees in a large frying pan & get out a large plate or cutting board. Mix a generous helping of bread crumbs, garlic salt, and lemon pepper together on the plate/cutting board. Moisten the fillets in water, but you do not want them to be dripping wet (clumps up the bread crumbs). Coat multiple fillets at a time. After fillets have been coated let sit for 5 minutes before frying. Fillets should look like the picture below.
Once the oil is heated carefully place the breaded fillets into the pan cooking multiple fillets at a time. Cook for 2-4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes apart. 4 minutes on each side seems a bit long for a common 12 inch trout fillet, try 2 or 3 minutes each side.
All in all I would say that it turned out great! I think I will cook the fish a little bit less next time around, but it was very tasty. It's great as is, but you can also serve with lemon juice, white vinegar, or tartar sauce for a fish 'n' chips style flavor.
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