I am not sure where we got this trout recipe. I know that great-grandfather Alma cooked trout in this manner. I wonder if he would mind me sharing this recipe? Ever cooked in a dutch oven. You will need one for this recipe.
Is trout good for you? Trout, in general, can be very good for you. It is high in Omega 3 fatty acids which many physicians feel helps to lower bad cholesterol and increase good cholesterol. This assumes that you are careful how you cook the trout. This trout recipe probably pushes the limits of healthy eating.
First of all, and the most fun, you will need to catch some fish. Make sure and check the regulations in your area. Small fish are better. They fit nicely in the dutch oven. You also don’t have to cook them as long as big fish. The bones of the smaller fish tend to dissolve during cooking too. Clean the fish well. I don’t like to eat my fish with the heads on. Just a preference.
You will need a very hot fire. Around here we use dead willow branches for our fires. They burn hot and fast. You want the fire to burn down to coals fast. You will be cooking over the coals and not the flames. Willows break down fast so you don’t have to wait very long to start cooking.
Place a pound of butter in the dutch oven. Now take a pound of bacon and toss it inside. Let this simmer for about 5 minutes.
Place salt and pepper along with some flour in a trash bag. Place the trout in the bag too. Now shake it up so the trout gets covered in the flour, salt, and pepper.
Now you want to pull the dutch oven out of the coals. Take a slice of bacon and put a slice into each trout. Take any leftover slices of bacon and place them on top of all the trout. Once this is complete, place the dutch oven back on the coals and cook for 10-15 minutes.
The trout are ready to eat when the tails are crispy like bacon. Serve with corn-on-the-cob and dutch oven potatoes. Enjoy.
Got a trout recipe of your own? Feel free to share.