Pan Fried Lake Trout Recipe

Fresh from the lake into the frying pan -This is a moist and delicious trout recipe. The fishing was good here on Keweenaw Bay this week, producing a nice Lake Trout catch, so I decided to post this Pan Fried Lake Trout recipe. This fish coating browns nicely has a nice crunch and complements the fish flavor.

lake trout recipe

This recipe works well for either Lake Trout or Salmon. If you want a little change from your regular fish coating recipe, give this one a try. Enjoy

Pan Fried Lake Trout Recipe
Author: Larry
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Pan Fried Lake Trout Recipe

  • Author: Cullys Kitchen


  • 46 Lake trout fillets (depending on size)
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup saltine crackers (crushed – about ½ package)
  • ½ cup cornmeal
  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 eggs (lightly beaten)
  • ½ cup milk
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Lemon wedges (optional)


  1. In a shallow bowl (I like to use a pie dish)whisk together the Parmesan cheese, crackers, garlic salt, cornmeal, and black pepper. In a medium size, bowl mixes together the eggs and milk until well combined.
  2. Pat fish dry with paper toweling, dip fish in the milk mixture and then roll them in the dry mixture pressing lightly to coat.
  3. Cook fish in a large skillet using the oil over medium-high heat until fish is nicely browned on both sides and separates easily with a fork (about 5-7 minutes per side).
  4. Serve hot with lemon wedges.

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