Years ago on a trip to Idaho to visit my good friend and best man, we went fishing up in the mountains nearby at a small lake. The landscape was breathtaking. It was quiet and we had plenty of time to catch up and do a little fishing.
The experience was incredible but the fishing was just so so but that didn’t matter. We did manage to catch 1 brookie and 5 – 9 inch rainbows that we knew would be perfect the next day for breakfast with some eggs and fried potatoes.
Now I don’t know how many of you have had the opportunity to eat freshly caught trout. If you’re like me, most of the trout I’ve eaten has been farmed raised and there is a DIFFERENCE.
These little pan fryers were a mouthful of sweet tasting meat…better than any trout I’ve ever tasted. Tommy, my Idaho friend, only eats non farm raised trout and told me these little pan fryers are tastier then the big guys.
Cook the eggs any style you like and if you add bacon to this meal, use some of the bacon drippings to cook the fish in for additional flavor. We cooked up some of those famous Idaho potatoes to go with this meal.
Speaking of Idaho Potatoes
J.R. Simplot, the Potato King – he may not have invented the French Fry potato but the founder of the Idaho potato business helped make them a staple of the American diet. He is credited with pioneering the first frozen French fry back in the late 1940s and was a major supplier to McDonalds, Burger King and Wendy’s.