Fried Walleye with Tartar Sauce
I love to eat fish and I think this is a great way to make it. The coating adheres nicely and cooks to a lovely golden brown. With the homemade tartar sauce this meal is as good as when you eat out.—Carolyn Turner, Reno, Nevada
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 10 min./batch
Makes6 servings (1-1/4 cups sauce)
- 1 cup mayonnaise
- 1/3 cup sweet pickle relish
- 4-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons lemon-pepper seasoning
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
- 1-1/2 cups ice water
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- Oil for deep-fat frying
- 2 pounds walleye fillets, cut into 6 pieces
- Lemon wedges
- In a small bowl, combine sauce ingredients; chill until serving.
- For fish, in a shallow bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Combine the ice water and 2 tablespoons oil; whisk into the dry ingredients just until smooth.
- In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 375°. Dip fillets in batter, turning to coat; allow excess batter to drip off. Fry fillets, a few at a time, for 5-7 minutes on each side or until golden brown and fish flakes easily with a fork. Drain on paper towels. Serve with sauce and lemon.
Nutrition Facts1 fillet with 3 tablespoons sauce: 601 calories, 45g fat (5g saturated fat), 108mg cholesterol, 678mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 1g fiber), 24g protein.
Originally published as Walleye Fillets with Tartar Sauce in Taste of Home Cookbook Contest 2010/2011