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Honey-Fried Walleye Recipe

Honey-Fried Walleye Recipe

We fish on most summer weekends, so we have lots of fresh fillets. Everyone who tries this crisp, golden fish loves it. It's my husband's favorite, and I never have leftovers. Honey gives the coating a deliciously different twist. —Sharon Collis, Colona, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:4-6 servings


  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 cup coarsely crushed saltines (about 22 crackers)
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 to 6 walleye fillets (about 1-1/2 pounds)
  • Canola oil
  • Additional honey


  • 1. In a shallow bowl, beat egg and honey. In another bowl, combine the cracker crumbs, flour, salt and pepper. Dip fillets into egg mixture, then coat with crumb mixture.
  • 2. In a large skillet, heat 1/4 in. of oil; fry fish over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork. Drizzle with honey. Yield: 4-6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 189 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 133 mg cholesterol, 296 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 25 g protein.

Reviews for Honey-Fried Walleye

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Reviewed Mar. 12, 2014

"Great Recipe"

Reviewed Oct. 11, 2011

"I've been using this recipe for years. Excellent. People who "won't touch fish" love it."

Reviewed Sep. 8, 2009

"I've been using this recipe for many years now. We catch a lot of crappie in the south and it's wonderful with this recipe. Also have tried using other types of fish and it's always a hit!"

Reviewed Jun. 25, 2009

"My grandma used to fry walleye and northern pike with a very similar recipe. Yummy! Brings back fond memories of going to the cabin & fishing each summer."

Reviewed Jun. 23, 2009

"Whole family loved it!!!!!!!!!"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.