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January 16th, 2005

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Classic Trout Almandine
From Joel Brothers, (Gigmaster)


  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • 4 pan-dressed trout (about 1 lb. each)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup half and half
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup almonds, slivered
  • 3 TBS butter
  • 3-4 TBS lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/4 cup olive or vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine


Sprinkle salt and pepper in the cavity of each trout. Beat eggs and half and half in a smll mixing bowl. Dip trout in egg mixture, then dredge in flour. In a saute pan, sauté almonds in a tablespoon or two of butter. Add lemon juice and basil and saute for 3 mins. Set aside, but keep it warm. In an iron skillet combine oil, remaining butter and wine. Fry trout for about 10 minutes or until done on one side, then gently turn and fry for additional 8 minutes longer or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Top with almond mixture and serve with a vegetable medly and rice pilaf or a baked potato. ~ Gigmaster

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