EASY PAN FRIED TROUT — With just a few simple ingredients, you can have this healthy, tasty trout ready to serve in about ten minutes. Perfect for a busy weeknight meal.
If you’re looking for a quick, easy meal that uses just a few pantry ingredients, it really doesn’t get any faster than this Easy Pan Fried Trout recipe.
Seafood, including all kinds of fish, as well as shellfish like shrimp is often overlooked when it comes to dinnertime. Even though I opt for seafood more often that I used to, it still kind of intimidates me.
And I really don’t know why, because my family loves fish, and nothing cooks up faster. Pretty much any pan-fried, broiled or roasted fish is going to be done in 15 minutes or less.
And it really is a healthy choice for any meal. Plus, everyone in my family loves it, and seafood just seems fancy. So we always feel like we’re getting a special meal, even though fish is super easy to prepare.
One of the things I really love about this recipe is that it works at home, and it also works if you happen to be on a fishing or camping trip. We don’t do a lot of fishing at my house, but we still love this recipe.
The secret is a cast iron skillet, which is definitely a great tool for campfire cooking, but it’s something that should also be in every home kitchen, as far as I’m concerned.
Yes, it’s very heavy, and it can be a little finicky to care for, but the trade off is totally worth it, because nothings sears and browns better than a cast iron skillet, and the flavor that adds to any dish just can’t be replicated any other way.
So while you could make this trout in a different type of frying pan, I highly recommend investing in a cast iron skillet if you don’t already have one.
Whether you’ve caught the fish yourself or picked up some trout fillets at your local grocery store, this Easy Pan Fried Trout is a quick and simple dish that’s easy enough for a busy weeknight but fancy enough for company.
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Here’s what you’ll need to make Easy Pan Fried Trout
- Trout fillets
- Spices: paprika, garlic powder, salt and pepper
- Olive oil
- 1 1/2 pounds trout fillets
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Lemon wedges, for serving
- Sprinkle trout fillets with salt and pepper, paprika and garlic powder.
- Place flour in shallow dish. Dredge fillets in flour. Shake off any excess,
retaining a thin coating of flour.
- Heat butter and oil in large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add trout fillets, starting with skin side down, and cook for about 3 minutes per side, until trout is golden brown. Serve with fresh lemon wedges,
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 441Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 14gCholesterol: 134mgSodium: 212mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 1gSugar: 0gProtein: 47g
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