Pan-Fried Whole Trout


This fried trout recipe is the best way to prepare freshly caught wild brook trout. Serve with a side of creamy mashed potatoes and steamed Swiss chard.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • 4 whole (12 ounce) trout, cleaned with tails and heads on

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ cup cornmeal

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

  • teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 2 lemons - cut into wedges, for garnish


  1. Remove gills from trout and discard. Rinse under cold water and set aside.

  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

  3. Combine flour, cornmeal, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper in a shallow dish. Increase heat to high. Dredge trout in flour mixture.

  4. Fry coated trout in hot oil until fish flakes easily with a fork, 4 to 6 minutes per side. Serve garnished with lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

711 Calories
33g Fat
30g Carbs
73g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 711
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 33g 43%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 195mg 65%
Sodium 764mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 11%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 73g
Vitamin C 43mg 217%
Calcium 184mg 14%
Iron 7mg 38%
Potassium 1360mg 29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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