Cornmeal Fried Trout Cornmeal Fried Trout

Author: Canadian Living

Ontario strictly regulates farm-raised rainbow trout, so it's an environmentally responsible choice. Serve this crusty, crisp fish with either a green salad topped with crumbled bacon or a tangy coleslaw.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: October 2011



In skillet, fry bacon over medium heat until crisp, about 5 minutes; drain on paper towel–lined plate. Pour bacon fat into heatproof container; set aside.

Stir together half each of the salt, pepper and cayenne pepper; sprinkle over fish.

Pour buttermilk into shallow dish.

In separate dish, whisk together cornmeal, flour, parsley and remaining salt, pepper and cayenne pepper. One piece at a time, dip fish into buttermilk; dredge in flour mixture, patting to coat.

In clean skillet, heat 2 tbsp of reserved fat over medium heat; cook fish, in batches and adding more fat as needed, turning once, until fish flakes easily when tested, 6 to 8 minutes. Serve with bacon alongside.

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 564 mg
  • Protein 40 g
  • Calories 445.0
  • Total fat 24 g
  • Potassium 745 mg
  • Cholesterol 117 mg
  • Saturated fat 8 g
  • Total carbohydrate 14 g


  • Iron 9.0
  • Folate 29.0
  • Calcium 14.0
  • Vitamin A 15.0
  • Vitamin C 12.0
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