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Pan Fried Brook Trout Recipe, as seen on Taste of

Pan Fried Brook Trout Recipe

  • Author: Steve Gordon
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Main Dish, Fish
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


Follow step-by-step, photo illustrated instructions on how to prepare our Pan Fried Brook Trout Recipe. We’re using this popular game fish in our recipe, but it’s easily adaptable to a variety of other fish as well. Pull out that cast iron skillet, a little lard, and let’s cook up a mess of fish.



  • 12 lbs of Fresh Fish
  • ½ cup Corn Meal
  • ½ cup All Purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Lemon Pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • Dash of Cayenne Pepper
  • 23 Tablespoons Lard or Oil for frying.


  1. Place the dry ingredients in a bowl or dish and mix well.
  2. Rinse fish, inside and out, under cold running water.
  3. Pat the fish dry with a paper towel or clean cloth.
  4. Lightly coat fish on both sides, shake off any excess breading and set aside.
  5. Heat skillet over Medium heat.
  6. Add lard or oil to lightly cover skillet.
  7. When oil is hot, place breaded fish in the pan.
  8. Let cook about 2-3 minutes and then flip over.
  9. Flip fish about every 3 minutes until done.
  10. Remove from skillet and place on folded paper towels to drain off excess grease.
  11. Serve warm and enjoy!

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