Pan-Fried Trout With Bacon

Pan-Fried Trout With Bacon
Pan-Fried Trout With Bacon

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

2

servings

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

2

servings

Ingredients

  • 4

    bacon slices

  • 5

    tablespoons butter

  • 2

    trout - (8 to 10 oz ea) boned

  • Salt to taste

  • Freshly-ground black pepper to taste

  • All-purpose flour as needed

  • 1

    cup thinly-sliced green onions

  • 2

    tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 4

    teaspoons drained capers

  • 2

    teaspoons chopped fresh tarragon

Directions

Cook bacon in large skillet over medium heat until crisp, about 8 minutes. Transfer to paper towels to drain. Crumble bacon. Pour off all but 3 tablespoons drippings from skillet. Add 1 tablespoon butter and stir to melt. Sprinkle fish with salt and pepper. Coat flesh side of fish with flour; shake off excess. Add fish, flesh-side down, to skillet. Cook 2 minutes. Turn fish over. Cook until just opaque in center, about 2 minutes. Transfer fish to 2 plates. Pour off drippings from skillet; wipe skillet clean. Melt 4 tablespoons butter in same skillet over medium heat. Add all but 2 tablespoons onions; sauté 3 minutes. Stir in bacon, lemon juice, capers, and tarragon. Season sauce with salt and pepper. Pour sauce over fish. Sprinkle fish with 2 tablespoons green onions. This recipe yields 2 servings; can be doubled.

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