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.

Recipe Summary

25 mins
1 hr 8 mins
10 mins
1 hr 43 mins
12 patties


Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist
Cocktail Sauce:


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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

449 calories; protein 50.6g; carbohydrates 17.3g; fat 20.4g; cholesterol 201.7mg; sodium 877.8mg. Full Nutrition

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Good recipe! One important thing to point out though is that an hour cook time is too much on the fish. I'd say 45 minutes max but I'd check it at 30 minutes. You've got to keep in mind that the fish will continue to cook as it is cooling and then once the patties are assembled it gets cooked another 8-10 minutes. I had a bit of green bell pepper that needed used so I diced it up and added it to the mixture and it went good in there too. I recommend this recipe but just be sure to not overcook your fish. Read More