Pan-Fried Speckled Trout With Brown Butter _lowres

Photo by Cynthia L. Nobles -- Today's cooks don't need to first catch the fish for Pan-Fried Speckled Trout With Brown Butter. They can just go to the local fish market.

Advocate-tested recipe

Pan-Fried Speckled Trout With Brown Butter

Makes 4 servings. Recipe is by Cynthia Nobles.

4 fillets speckled trout (8-10 ozs. each)

Salt and ground black pepper

1 cup whole milk

1 cup all-purpose flour

3 tbls. olive oil

6 tbls. unsalted butter, softened

2 tbls. freshly squeezed lemon juice

Minced parsley for garnish

1. Dry fish well and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place milk in a shallow bowl and flour in another shallow bowl. Dredge fish in milk, then in flour.

2. Heat olive oil in a large, heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat. When oil is hot, add fish. Cook on both sides until golden brown and cooked through, about 4-5 minutes per side. Remove fish to a plate and keep warm.

3. Add butter to same skillet and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until nut-brown. Remove from heat and carefully stir in lemon juice.

5. Place fish on serving plates and top with browned butter and parsley.