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Canadian Walleye (Pickerel)

Rated as 4.29 out of 5 Stars

"You can cook this classic Canadian shore lunch indoors all year round when you don't have the time or the luxury of getting out on the lake! Serve with lots of lemon wedges or vinegar."
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45 m servings 439
Original recipe yields 8 servings (8 fillets)


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  1. Heat 1/8 inch of vegetable oil in two large cast-iron or heavy-duty frying pans over medium-high heat.
  2. Arrange three separate pie plates or shallow bowls for breading the fish. Combine flour, salt and pepper in one bowl, milk and eggs in another, and bread crumbs in the third bowl.
  3. Coat each fillet in the flour mixture, then dredge them in egg wash, then coat them well with bread crumbs.
  4. Place 4 fillets in each frying pan. Cook until golden brown, about 5 to 7 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels and serve immediately.


  • 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

Per Serving: 439 calories; 16.1 33.1 38.2 184 775 Full nutrition

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Can't wait to try your other pickerel recipe!

Flavor was great, however I did use a cast iron pan and put it at the temp listed but because cast iron pans are great heat conductors the fish burned slightly. Next time I'll know better. Many ...

This was super helpful, thank you! I've been looking for a skillet fish recipe where the breading didn't slide off and this was it! I changed pretty much every ingredient to suit my gluten-free ...

Canadian Walleye? Not sure if this makes much of a difference but my Walleye were fresh caught in Arkansas. Great recipe! I used regular breadcrumbs instead of Italian and they still turned out...

I had mix all the flour ..bread crumbs salt pepper together ..then after dipping in that .back to a bit bread crumbs ..