I can't recall if I ever did anything but grill them....This is the only thing I've done in the past....I usually put butter and some lemon pepper inside them and shake a little on the skin...Throw on the grill....peal and eat....Yummmyyyyy..
I found one that sounds pretty good:
Its called Brown Butter Trout.
It takes about 10 min to prepare and you must use real butter.
Take a small lunch sack and puor 1 cup of flour into it. Drop fish into the bag and shake and set the fish aside. Melt the real butter in a sauce pan adding 1/2 tsp lemon juice. Cook butter over med heat, constantly stirring until butter turn into a brown sauce set on simmer. Fry coated trout in another frying pan, adding onions, mushrooms, or what ever you fancy on med heat. Serve trout with sizzling hot brown sauce over it along with some veggies
For pan fried in an iron skillet try this simple one. Make some fine bread crumbs in a blender. Mix in a little salt and pepper. Experiment with other spices you like. Dip fish in egg/milk mixture, roll in the bread crumbs, and fry over medium heat in good quality butter. This is simple but heavenly. Trout are delicate and do not cook well in oil over high heat.
Of course Hemingway perferred the blueing of the trout, a french technique I believe, that used vinegar and resulted in the trout magically turning blue at the moment it was cooked just right.
Oh man, I may head for the tailwaters tonight. I bet they'll be hitting bout daylight.
I know a man, a good man at that. He lives right up the road form me and he knows all the tricks of cooking anything that you could possibly think of. And trout, oh man can he cook a trout. I will get the recipie and post it up here in a couple of days. Or if you come up this was you can ask him youself!