Imagine this: meatloaf ~ covered with mayonnaise-filled mashed potatoes ~ cooked all day in a crockpot... and the grease, soaking the meatloaf, and partially covering the mashed potatoes piled on top.
That was my first newlywed cooking disaster years ago, during Bill’s Army days when he was stationed at Ft.
Lost in the Woods Leonard
Wood, Missouri. That meal was inedible ~
I can still taste the mayonnaise in
that lump of mashed potatoes and so can Bill!
We laugh about it, and cringe, to this day…
The next fiasco I remember was when he was discharged from the Army, and we moved into an apartment in Louisville. I wasn’t a big fan of fish or seafood, back then; however, I knew it was a nutritious source of protein for healthy eating, so I bought a package of frozen trout. I failed to get the memo that said trout always comes with its head intact. When that trout’s head, with his bulging eyes, slid out of the package, I gagged, and fed him to the garbage disposal! Sliders for dinner that night!
That was the last time I had anything to do with trout --- until I saw it beheaded at the fish counter in Jewel the other day. I had to try again and it turned out perfectly with this great recipe. Enough said, are you braver than me? Do you serve trout with its head still attached?
Baked Trout Filets
4 trout filets
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1 cup Italian breadcrumbs
1 tablespoon lemon juice, fresh or concentrate
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Place filets in baking dish sprayed with a cooking spray.
Whisk mayonnaise and olive oil in a small bowl and spread on each filet.
Stir together cheese, pepper and breadcrumbs.
Sprinkle liberally over fish.
Drizzle with lemon juice.
Bake about 25 minutes, uncovered or until fish flakes and is browned.
May be placed under broiler to brown, if you prefer.
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