The interesting thing about lake trout--aside from the fact that it's not even trout; it's whiting--is that it's the most unpopular of our city's popular local edibles. Just ask people. Want crab cakes? Hell, yeah. Pit beef? Yes, please. Lake trout? Not so much, thanks.
Still, it's signature Baltimore fare, and even though it may be less popular than the ubiquitous chicken box, it's served up at corner stores and to-go joints all over town. So finding lake trout is not hard--finding good lake trout, though, is not so easy. If you want to get one done right, hit the place called--surprise--Lake Trout on Edmondson Avenue. It's a charming little hole in the wall where you can nab two pieces of fish for less than $5, or a "jumbo" six-piece order for $13.64. The hunks of breaded, fried fish are huge and yummy, and you can pair them up with your choice of side dishes, including potato salad, slaw, or seafood salad.