RECIPES TROUT By: Claudia Gray Simple Pan-Fried Trout Recipe Bring the outdoors to your dinner table with this backpacking-friendly pan-fried trout recipe (Photo courtesy of Claudia Gray) Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Servings: 4 This pan-fried trout recipe is easy to make at home or in the outdoors. We take cornmeal and butter packets on our backpacking trips and then hope to catch dinner. Ingredients: 2 pounds trout (whole or fillets) 1/2 cup cornmeal 3 tablespoons butter Salt and pepper Preparation: Rinse the trout under cold running water (or in the beautiful mountain lake or stream you caught them in). Pat dry. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. (I take a Ziplock baggie in my pack with salt, pepper and garlic powder mixed together.) Melt the butter in a large heavy skillet on medium-high heat. Coat the trout in corn meal and shake off the excess. When the butter is melted, place the coated trout, flesh side down, in the skillet. Fry 4-5 minutes, then turn and fry 4-5 minutes or until the flesh is golden brown and flaky. Trout may be seasoned with garlic or onion powder before frying if desired. I also take a lemon with me to squeeze over the top.