Pan-Fried Whole Trout

Wine Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc

In The One I Left Behind, Reggie and Vera’s return to Monique’s Wish is heralded by a kitchen disaster involving pan-fried trout.  This recipe is the one that I imagine Lorraine would have used.  It’s based on the way my grandmother used to fry trout when I was a kid.  Like Reggie, I was always a little put off by the heads still being attached, but it is supposed to improve the flavor of the fish.   Be sure to use caution when heating the oil – we don’t want any kitchen fires!