What to do with Leftover Trout

For some crazy reason we had leftovers from the other night's baked trout.  This isn't a normal situation for us and left us wondering what on earth to do with the leftovers.  The answer presented itself in the form of chowder.  This is a seriously easy and versatile recipe.  Try it out with any fish you have a small amount of and I bet it would be good.  This is the perfect way to stretch a small amount of fish to serve more people.

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HOW TO MAKE THIS

  1. Fry a bunch of bacon (cut into small chunks) in the bottom of a saucepan.
  2. Dice half an onion and add it to the bacon.  Sauté until translucent.
  3. Chop up some potatoes.  I did largish chunks.  It doesn't really matter how big, but keep in mind smaller ones cook faster.  Sauté for a bit with the onions and bacon.
  4. Turn down the heat and wait a bit - alternatively take the pan off the heat for a bit and add milk to generously cover the other ingredients.  This is all your liquid so add more than you need for just this since you're still throwing in a couple more ingredients.
  5. Gradually turn up the heat until milk is at a light boil.  Cook stirring often until potatoes are soft.
  6. We had green beans as part of our meal so I chopped the leftovers of them up and threw them in.  I also added some frozen corn.  Let it all warm back up after adding the frozen corn and double check how it tastes.  Add salt and pepper as needed.