There couldn't be a better way to prepare freshly caught wild brook trout. Serve with a side of creamy mashed potatoes and steamed Swiss chard.

Lola

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
12 mins
total:
32 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Remove gills from fish and discard. Rinse fish under cold water.

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  • In a large skillet heat oil over medium heat.

  • In shallow dish, combine the flour, cornmeal, salt and pepper. Raise heat to high. Dredge fish in flour mixture and fry in hot oil for about 4 to 6 minutes on each side or until meat flakes with a fork. Serve garnished with lemon wedges.

Nutrition Facts

711 calories; protein 73.4g 147% DV; carbohydrates 29.8g 10% DV; fat 33.2g 51% DV; cholesterol 194.9mg 65% DV; sodium 763.8mg 31% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (47)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/17/2006
A cracking recipe I love the crispy skin. I used normal flour instead of cornmeal and it worked really well. Thanks Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/12/2004
This didn't turn out the way I had expected. I'm not much a fish eater but am trying to incorperate it into my meals frequently since fish is so healthy. I'm always looking for a recipe that will distract me form the original taste of the fish. I was given some fresh trout from some friends and decided to use this recipe thinking that the corn meal and cayenne pepper would give it that needed zing I was looking for. It didn't the trout simply tasted like trout...I couldn't taste the spices at all to my disappointment. I did give it 3 stars however because the fish was perfectly moist and flaky. Read More
(4)
59 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 23
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
07/17/2006
A cracking recipe I love the crispy skin. I used normal flour instead of cornmeal and it worked really well. Thanks Read More
(96)
Rating: 5 stars
01/30/2003
This was a very tasty way to prepare rainbow trout. I had never made it before but my grandmother used to prepare it like this whenever my grandpa brought trout home from fishing trips. I did cut off the heads and tails before frying. Also frying the fish on high heat generated a lot of smoke and caused my smoke alarm to go off. The fish got so black on the outside and my home got so smoky that I ended up completing the cooking in the oven. However the result was a very tasty fish - my husband loved it as well. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/18/2003
This is the easiest way to pan fry fish that I can think of. Not only does it work for trout but for many other fish as well. The ingredients are those usually found in the pantry. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2003
This is the only recipe I use when I buy Trout. I also cut the heads and tail off before cooking the black smoke is also a tiny problem so be prepared. I tend to cook it at a lower temp for a little bit longer so as not to have the smoke. This tastes really great. Read More
(30)
Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2004
Perfect! My husband brought two trout home this weekend and I was at a loss on how to prepare it. Then I remembered allrecipes.com and knew my answer would be there. I did a search for trout and the first recipe that came up was this one. I printed it out took it to the kitchen prepared the trout and my husband loved it! I did too! Thanks Lola for the quick simple delicious recipe. Read More
(30)
Rating: 4 stars
05/08/2007
My friend Karen asked me to review this recipe for her. According to Karen and her hubby this dish was fantastic. The coating was light and crispy and she followed the recipe as written. She'll be doing this one again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2003
This is the kind of recipe that is great for folks who know nothing about cooking trout or cooking in general for that matter (me;) I love these very basic recipes. The trout turned out moist and very delicious with mashed potatoes and green beans as side dishes. Good old fashioned fool-proof cooking. Gotta love it. Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
07/07/2009
I read some reviews noting the smoking of the oil in a very hot pan this is probably because olive oil as called for in the recipe has a low smoking point. Using grapeseed oil can prevent this problem. It also has a very neutral flavor and is as high in antioxidants as olive oil. Read More
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
02/23/2004
Very good. The oil started smoking so I turned down the heat to med. high. I didn't need tarter sauce. Very yummy and easy. Read More
(13)
Rating: 3 stars
07/12/2004
This didn't turn out the way I had expected. I'm not much a fish eater but am trying to incorperate it into my meals frequently since fish is so healthy. I'm always looking for a recipe that will distract me form the original taste of the fish. I was given some fresh trout from some friends and decided to use this recipe thinking that the corn meal and cayenne pepper would give it that needed zing I was looking for. It didn't the trout simply tasted like trout...I couldn't taste the spices at all to my disappointment. I did give it 3 stars however because the fish was perfectly moist and flaky. Read More
(4)
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