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Pan Fried Trout

Pan Fried Trout

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Yield: 2 servings


1/2 pound fresh Lake Trout, cleaned and filleted
3/4 cup Saltine Crackers, finely crushed
1/4 cup Parmesan Cheese, grated
1 Tbsp fresh Parsley, snipped
1/3 cup All-purpose Flour
1/8 tsp Pepper
3 Tbsp Lemon Juice
1 Egg, beaten
3 to 4 Tbsp Shortening or Cooking Oil
Lemon Slices


Clean trout and cut into fillets. In a shallow bowl, combine the crushed crackers, grated Parmesan cheese, and snipped parsley. In another shallow bowl, combine the flour and pepper. Place lemon juice and egg in separate bowls. Dip trout in lemon juice, then in flour mixture, then in egg, and finally in the cracker mixture. In a 12-inch skillet heat shortening or cooking oil. Add trout fillets in a single layer. Pan fry over medium heat for 5 to 7 minutes or until golden brown. Turn trout fillets over and fry for 5 to 7 minutes more or till trout meat flakes easily when tested with a fork. Drain on paper towels. Serve trout with lemon slices and garnish plate with parsley sprigs.

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