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Trout Scramble & Avocado Mint Cream - Recipe & Photos by Tiffany Haugen


Forever experimenting, I have my fair share of recipe failures, but its a great day when an apparent failure turns into a tasty recipe worth repeating.

Looking to make a low-carb trout patty, I knew my batter was lacking in consistency. Thinking the patties would come together during the pan fry, I was frustrated when they all fell apart. They were, however, a lovely golden brown and once they were all flipped, started to resemble scrambled eggs.

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Taking a taste from the pan, I knew my family would love this, especially when topped with the Avocado Mint Cream I had already blended up. What resulted was this trout scramble, and I was lucky to get a photo because when I turned around the plate had been cleaned. Success!

This recipe also works great with any smaller bits of salmon, steelhead, halibut or cod.


1 cup raw trout

1 egg

1/4 cup almond meal/flour

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

2 tablespoons minced dill pickle

1 tablespoon stone ground mustard

1 tablespoon olive or coconut oil


  • Remove any skin and bones from trout and chop into small chunks.
  • In a medium bowl, mix egg, almond meal/flour, mayonnaise, pickle and mustard.
  • Gently fold in trout and stir until thoroughly combined.
  • In a large skillet, heat oil on medium-high heat.
  • Drop spoonfuls of trout mixture into the hot skillet, leaving at least 1/4” between cakes”.
  • Once golden brown, flip cakes, not worrying if they fall apart but trying to keep them bite-sized.
  • Cook the other side until golden brown and serve immediately with Avocado Mint Cream.

Avocado Mint Cream


2 ripe avocados

1/4 cup fresh mint

2 tablespoons lime juice

2 tablespoons olive oil

1/4-1/2 cup cold water

Salt & black pepper to taste


  • Blend all ingredients in a food processor or blender.
  • Add water to reach desired consistency and serve immediately.

- written by Tiffany Haugen

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