Pecan-Crusted Walleye


This pecan-crusted walleye recipe is quick and easy. The light crust doesn't diminish the taste of this delicate fish.

Pecan-Crusted Walleye on plate with parsley
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 1 large egg

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder

  • ¼ teaspoon ground paprika

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper

  • 1 pinch salt

  • 1 cup ground pecan meal

  • 4 (4 ounce) fillets walleye

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil


  1. Beat egg, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, and salt in a bowl until evenly mixed. Spread pecan meal into a shallow dish.

  2. Dip walleye fillets into egg mixture, then press into pecan meal to evenly coat.

  3. Heat butter and vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place walleye fillets into the hot skillet. Cook until golden brown on both sides and the fish flakes easily with a fork, 3 to 4 minutes per side.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

325 Calories
24g Fat
3g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 325
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 152mg 51%
Sodium 96mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 0mg 2%
Calcium 148mg 11%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 552mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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