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This walleye recipe is the one my dad has been using for 25 years. It's light and clean-tasting because there's no sense in masking the naturally delicious flavor of such an awesome Canadian delicacy. No tartar sauce needed!



Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Check walleye fillets to ensure all bones and skin have been removed. Cut fillets into manageable pieces, if necessary.

  • Combine flour, garlic powder, pepper, and salt in a shallow bowl. Place beaten eggs in a separate shallow bowl. Place cracker crumbs onto a plate.

  • Heat oil in a deep fryer or large cast iron skillet to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  • Dip fillets into flour mixture, then dip in beaten egg, and then coat evenly with cracker crumbs; set fillets aside on a plate. Carefully lower 2 fillets into hot oil using tongs; cook until golden brown, about 3 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate; repeat with remaining fillets. Serve with lemon wedges.

Cook's Note:

To crush the saltines, place the crackers in a resealable gallon-size plastic freezer bag and roll with a rolling pin (or whatever you've got) until they are a fine "bread crumb" consistency.

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. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

592 calories; protein 38.8g; carbohydrates 40.2g; fat 30.6g; cholesterol 229.4mg; sodium 492.1mg. Full Nutrition