Southern Style Fried Trout Recipe

Fried TroutFried Trout Fillets

This is one of my favorite fried trout recipes for many reasons.  I'm always on the lookout for freshly catch trout and when this option is not available I look to purchase the fish from a local fish market.  

The last time I prepared this recipe I made the mistake of only frying half the amount of fish the recipe calls for.  Needless to say the family was upset because they were not able to eat seconds.  I learned my lesson and will not make this mistake a second time.

Take a look at the recipe below and you'll notice that this is a very quick and easy recipe with basic ingredients. The recipe is a tried and true family favorite that I'd like to pass along to you.

Recipe for Fried Trout

  • 6 to 8 fresh trout
  • 1 cup yellow corn mill
  • 3 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • lemon wedges


1. Start by cleaning and dressing your trout.

2. In a medium bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients and mix well.

3. Dip the trout in milk then coat each side with the dry mixture. For best results refrigerate trout for 20 to 30 minutes before frying.

4. Fry trout in hot oil for 5 minutes on each side until fish flakes easily when tested with a fork.

5. Pat you fish dry with paper towels and serve with your favorite sides.

Your fried trout can be served with some other soul food and southern favorites like: fried hush puppies, coleslaw, baked beans, potato salad, Brunswick stew, etc.

I personally like to serve my fried trout with hush puppies, coleslaw, pickles, sliced tomatoes and glass of sweet tea.

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