Trout Patties


Came up with this recipe because I have 2 avid fishermen in my home and plenty of trout to cook. Also have a recipe for an easy homemade cocktail sauce, which goes well with the patties, but it's optional.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 8 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 43 mins
12 patties


  • 3 pounds skinless, boneless trout fillets

  • 3 tablespoons butter

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 small onion, chopped

  • 1 stalk celery, finely chopped

  • ½ cup seasoned bread crumbs

  • 3 eggs

  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise

  • 1 ½ teaspoons lemon pepper seasoning

  • vegetable oil for frying

Cocktail Sauce:

  • ¾ cup ketchup

  • 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Place a piece of aluminum foil large enough to wrap up trout in a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  2. Place trout in the prepared pan; drizzle butter and lemon juice on top. Fold up aluminum foil to enclose trout in a packet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until flesh flakes easily with a fork, about 1 hour. Cool for 10 minutes. Flake into a large bowl; add onion and celery. Mix in seasoned bread crumbs.

  4. Beat eggs, mayonnaise, and lemon pepper seasoning in a small bowl until blended. Mix into trout mixture. Form trout mixture into 12 patties.

  5. Heat oil in a deep skillet over medium heat. Fry patties in batches until deep golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes per side.

  6. Mix ketchup and horseradish together in a small bowl to make cocktail sauce. Serve with trout patties.

Cook's Note:

Substitute salad dressing (such as Miracle Whip(R)) for the mayonnaise if preferred.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. Amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

449 Calories
20g Fat
17g Carbs
51g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 449
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 20g 26%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 202mg 67%
Sodium 878mg 38%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 51g
Vitamin C 11mg 57%
Calcium 70mg 5%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 1366mg 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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