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Best Fried Walleye

Best Fried Walleye Recipe


This is the recipe 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!


  • 4 (6 ounce) fillet BLANKS walleye fillets
  • 2 large eggs eggs, beaten
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 pinch salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 2 cups crushed saltine crackers
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 lemon, cut into wedges


  1. Check the fillets to ensure all bones and skin have been removed. Cut the fillets into manageable pieces, if necessary.
  2. Place the beaten eggs a bowl and set aside. Combine the flour, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in another bowl. Pour the cracker crumbs into a third bowl.
  3. Heat the oil in a deep-fryer or large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  4. Dip the fillets into the flour mixture, then the eggs, and then the cracker crumbs and set fillets aside on a plate. Test the oil: it will crackle and pop when a cracker crumb is dropped into it. Carefully lower 2 fillets into the hot oil. Cook until browned, about 3 minutes per side, using tongs to turn the fillets. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and repeat with remaining fillets. Serve with fresh lemon wedges.

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Nutritional Information

Best Fried Walleye

Servings Per Recipe: 4
Calories: 591.7
% Daily Value *
protein: 78 %
carbohydrates: 13 %
exchange other carbs:
dietary fiber: 11 %
fat: 47 %
saturated fat: 23 %
cholesterol: 77 %
vitamin a iu: 5 %
niacin equivalents: 106 %
vitamin b6: 18 %
vitamin c: 35 %
folate: 28 %
calcium: 23 %
iron: 31 %
magnesium: 23 %
potassium: 22 %
sodium: 20 %
thiamin: 74 %
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*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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