Well Trout season opens this Saturday in Pennsylvania and there is nothing better than getting up early and getting out to the stream and catch some stupid fish (farmed trout, released into our streams to keep us happy, they will eat anything). But a few friends and I always make it a habit to go to a place where not to many people go so we can have a fire and cook some fresh trout, even if they are stupid. This is my recipe that we make a brunch out of after we get our limit.
Few pats of butter
Handful of spicy wild arugula
Fresh trout (smoked salmon would be great too)
Freshly ground black pepper
Good extra-virgin olive oil
2 slices high-quality bacon
Understanding that all this is done over a camp fire and we bring two cast iron fry pans with egg corals.
Fry up the bacon in a cast iron skillet. Set aside.
Slice the baguette in half, and put them in the cast iron pan that still has the bacon fat in it until golden.
Top one slice of your bread with bacon and pieces of smokey trout. Top the other slice with the arugula and a drizzle of olive oil.
Heat up a smaller pan with about 2 inches of water, until boiling. Crack the egg into a bowl, and slide it into the water (you can slide it into the ring of a jar top to help keep the whites together). Cover, and cook for exactly 2 and a half minutes. Gently scoop out the egg with a slotted spatula and place on top of the trout.
Close the sandwich and enjoy. Be sure to soak up the egg yolk the the bread.