I got a little itchy over vacation. It happens when my travel bug gets repressed and I’m stuck at home not writing. That’s when I start cooking! I brought the kids to Harbor Fish in search of something interesting and different. I was pushing for oysters (though, I didn’t actually think they’d like them), and left with Idaho Trout.
Now, I know that I usually try to eat local, but my husband is a fly fishing fan and loves pan-fried trout so I bought it. This is the first time my kids needed to deal with fish eyeballs. The guy at the store told the kids to “eat those eyeballs.” But, instead we simply sang the Fish Heads song.
Turns out that cooking pan-fried trout isn’t difficult. Dredge in an egg and then dip in cornmeal that’s got plenty of spice (we used a Cajun mix).
For fun go back to the Fish Heads song!
Pan fry until crispy and then place in the oven on low to keep warm.
Check out my boring sides! Simply Spanish rice and sliced cukes. Did the kids eat this fish? Yes, they did. They are are interested in heading to Idaho and trying to catch their own rainbow trout. Love that.