Last week was FILLED with fun! Matt’s sister Alicia and her family came in town to visit! We loved spending time with them, and Cole had such a blast with all of his cousins (they have 4 boys!). One of the highlights of their visit was when we ventured out and went fishing at Spring Lake. You can see the last time we visited HERE.
I’ll admit it, I sort of feel pretty awesome taking my boys fishing all my myself. Alicia, Jacob (her husband) and their 4 boys were there as well, but I was a sight to see. Standing on a 1′ square area, the hill to my back, the water to my front and sides, Hawk in one arm, Cole standing on my other side. I had to make sure he wouldn’t fall in. And all this while I reeled in Cole’s fish with my third arm. It was awesome.
Later that evening we took our fish filets up to South Fork Canyon, or very favorite spot
, and I fried them up. Yes, you heard my right. I channelled my inner Mama Norton (great grandma) and got to work. No one fries up fish like Mama Norton did. I called up my parents and the both had an earful of details for me on how to properly cook rainbow trout. Oh, you want to know how? So glad you asked.
corn meal or panko (or both. that’s what i did)
tarter sauce (optional)
Melt a lot of butter (like 1/2 stick) on a frying pan over medium-hot heat. While butter is melting, coat both sides of fish in corn meal. Put fish into hot pan and cook until corn meal (or panko) is toasty brown. Flip and cook other side. Fish cooks fast, so make sure to watch it carefully. Remove fish from pan.
Squeeze lemon juice onto fish. Eat meat off of skin, making sure to avoid the tiny bones. Sounds gross, but it’s SO worth it!