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Old 02-17-2010, 01:56 PM
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I've had a couple of people email me,wanting the recipe,I mentioned in a earlier post,for Chef Paul's Pecan Trout.
1)Take about a couple cups of pecans-chop them-then in a mortar grind them into a powder or flour as chef paul say's with a pestle-the pecan flour has a moist feel so add about 1tsp corn meal,and a little flour(1tsp) salt and pepper.Take a trout, head off,I'm like Jerry Clowers,a cooked fish with the head on looks too much like "folks" to eat.coat the trout in the pecan flour mixture,then dip the floured trout in an egg wash,then dip in pecan flour mixture again,cook till golden brown,it just takes a minute or two,in peanut oil 350 degrees,Honestly,the finished trout will look too good to eat,the pecans give it a a slightly sweet taste.Those pesky 8-12 inch Smoky Mnt trout work perfectly,not to mention they are the best tasting trout known to man.If you marinate your cleaned trout in lemon juice for about an hour,they are even better.Serve up a mess of these golden brown trout,with new potatoes,cole slaw and corn bread and you'll be hit for sure,like my grandma used to say"If you can't eat that ,you can do without".
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Old 02-17-2010, 10:58 PM
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Man, that sounds good! My mouth is watering!

Thanks for sharing your recipe.


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Old 02-17-2010, 11:26 PM
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Great recipe, cannot wait to give it a try.
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Old 02-18-2010, 09:53 AM
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Lauxier--Sounds scrumptious, but I disagree on removing the heads. Even on small trout, there's a tiny but delicious tidbit in the cheek (gill plate). If the eyes bother you, they can be easilyr emoved when cleaning the fish by using your thumb to press against them and push it out. That should really be done anyway, since the center of the eye, when cooked, is hard as a rock. Jim Casada
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Old 02-18-2010, 10:45 AM
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I like to leave the heads on when I fry these little morsels up....pull of the fins and eat the fish like corn on the cob....when doing it this way the eye sockets make great finger holes to anchor the fish while munching the sweet meat off the backbone....adds new meaning to the term..."finger food"
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Old 02-21-2010, 11:13 PM
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boys----you missed the point---the infamous j. clowers told it right--jim you are probably right,there IS some nice tender meat in the head---and ROG you are right also--you are both right---but boys that trout laying there on that plate all seasoned and ready to eat..looking up at you ...JUST LOOKS TOO MUCH LIKE FOLKS!!!...please don't take this too seriously(my mom used to cook squirrels in gravey--head on--all 5 of us kids ate the squirrels...no questions asked...they were good,good,good...of course,that occured many years ago,before i got educated... the old culture of the mountains disappeared,and whatever we were,and whatever we are today needs lot's of squirrels in gravy,served up by stern parents,who did not give choices,and did not much care about your self esteem....
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Old 02-22-2010, 09:28 AM
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Lauxier--The eyeless head "looking" at me doesn't trouble my palate at all. Guess that comes from a lifetime of eating trout with the heads intact.
As for squirrels, they were a pretty consistent item on the fall and winter table in the Casada household when I was a boy, and that remains the case today. However, the quintessential squirrel delicacy, the brains, was reserved for the patriarch of the family. Nowadays I cut the head off, since there has been research suggesting squirrel brains can cause mental problems. Lest anyone be tempted to suggest that's the problem with Br'er Casada, I'll simply note I never developed a taste for this delicacy because I never had a chance. However, I did eat muskrat and found it mightly fine fare indeed.
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Old 02-22-2010, 10:57 AM
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jim,
all i ever got to eat was "squirrel wings" and gravy.....plus biscuits, scambled eggs, and. if lucky, a lil peice of country ham.....and, if i was extra good, a lil cup of coffee (but i was about six at the time)
later when i was about 9. i'd get the squirrels at daybreak with a .22...i hated shotgun pellets for breakfast
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