German Trout Recipe – Breaded Trout Fillet

The German Trout Recipe is for these meatless dinners such as Good Friday. Trout or in German “Forelle”  is a delicious fish that either can be found in lakes or rivers. The meat of the pond trouts is white, the river trout’s meat is of a light pink.
Trout is one of the best fish because the meat is soft and juicy, and it does not smell or taste like typical (saltwater) fish do. In Germany the Fridays are those days dedicated to meatless dinners and fish is a welcoming alternative. Happy Cooking!

German Trout Recipe

Ingredients German Trout Recipe

(serves 4)
4 fresh trout fillets (de-boned, with skin)
salt, fresh pepper to taste
dill fresh or dry
parsley fresh or dry
breadcrumbs (all natural, no spices)
clarified butter to fry the trout (or a mix of butter and clarified butter)

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Cooking Instructions German Trout Recipe

– Wash the fillets under cold running water, then pat them dry with kitchen paper.
– Spice the upper side with salt and pepper (not the side with the skin) to taste.
– Chop dill and parsley if fresh and sprinkle both herbs on the fillet.
– On  a plate add bread crumbs, then roll fillets on both sides in the bread crumbs until they are nicely covered.
– Melt clarified butter in a skillet.
– When it is hot place fillets in the skillet and fry them on both sides for about 3-5 minutes on each side, depending how thick and long they are. The crust should be of a light golden color.
– Place on each plate lemon halves or quarters.
– Serve Trout fillets hot with boiled potatoes and a salad of your choice.

We recommend a special German salad:  Go to the recipe for the German cucumber salad

cucumber salad with dill

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