Fried Trout Nuggets



6 to 8 servings

Recipe from

Oxmoor House


2 1/2 pounds freshwater trout fillets
2 cups fine dry breadcrumbs
3 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons lard
Tartar sauce


Rinse fish in cold water; pat dry. Cut fish into 2-inch squares. Roll each piece in breadcrumbs.

Combine eggs and milk in a medium mixing bowl. Dip each fish square into egg mixture. Roll in breadcrumbs again, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Heat lard in a large skillet to 350°; add trout nuggets, and fry 3 to 4 minutes or until golden brown, turning once. (When done, fish should flake easily when tested with a fork.) Drain well on paper towels.

Place trout nuggets on a warm serving platter. Serve immediately with tartar sauce.