Potted Trout Le Posh On Le Budget

Potted Trout Le Posh On Le Budget

Potted Trout Le Posh On Le Budget

The Perfect Make-Ahead Appetizer

Potted trout is a classic French dish that is typically made with smoked trout, butter, and herbs. It is a delicious and elegant appetizer that can be served on toast or crackers. While potted trout is often considered to be a luxury dish, it is actually quite easy and affordable to make at home.

How to Make Potted Trout on a Budget

The key to making potted trout on a budget is to use affordable ingredients.


  • 1 pound smoked trout, flaked
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup minced onion
  • 1/4 cup minced celery
  • 1/4 cup minced carrot
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh herbs (such as parsley, chives, or tarragon)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the smoked trout, butter, onion, celery, carrot, herbs, salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper. Mix until well combined.

  2. Transfer the mixture to a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium heat.

  3. Stir in the white wine, heavy cream, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and dry mustard.

  4. Reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes, or until the mixture has thickened.

  5. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.

  6. Transfer the mixture to a food processor or blender and purée until smooth.

  7. Pour the mixture into a serving dish and cover with plastic wrap.

  8. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight.

  9. Serve on toast or crackers.


Potted trout is a delicious and elegant appetizer that is perfect for any occasion. By following these tips, you can make potted trout on a budget that tastes just as good as the expensive store-bought kind.


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