Walleye Cakes


I have seen a lot of recipes for walleye fish, but they all seem to be breaded and deep-fried or battered and deep-fried or just baked. So I figured if you can make fish cakes tasty with salmon and so on, why not post a recipe for walleye cakes?

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
55 mins


  • 1 cup cornflake crumbs

  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 18 ounces skinless, boneless walleye fillets

  • 8 baby carrots, finely chopped

  • 1 zucchini, finely chopped

  • 2 small onions, finely chopped

  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced

  • 2 large eggs, beaten

  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard

  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ground black pepper to taste

  • 3 tablespoons butter


  1. Combine cornflake crumbs, bread crumbs, and flour in a shallow dish; set aside.

  2. Grind walleye fillets, or chop finely and place in a mixing bowl. Add carrots, zucchini, onions, garlic, eggs, dry mustard, lemon juice, and salt. Season with black pepper. Mix with your hands until evenly combined.

  3. Form walleye mixture into 1/3-cup cakes, each about 3/4 inch thick, and press into cornflake mixture. Set walleye cakes on a baking sheet in a single layer; do not stack.

  4. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook walleye cakes in batches until firmed and golden brown on each side, about 8 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)

320 Calories
10g Fat
35g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 320
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 150mg 50%
Sodium 754mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 12mg 61%
Calcium 155mg 12%
Iron 7mg 39%
Potassium 529mg 11%

* 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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