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Fried Walleye with Tartar Sauce

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 10 min./batch


6 servings (1-1/4 cups 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
Fried Walleye with Tartar Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sweet pickle relish
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • FISH:
  • 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


  1. In a small bowl, combine first 5 ingredients; cover and refrigerate until serving.
  2. For fish, in a shallow bowl, combine flour, lemon pepper, baking powder, garlic salt and parsley flakes. Combine ice water and 2 tablespoons oil; whisk into dry ingredients just until smooth.
  3. 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, until golden brown and fish just begins to flake easily with a fork, 5-7 minutes on each side. Drain on paper towels. Serve with sauce and lemon.

Nutrition Facts

4 ounces cooked fish with 3 tablespoons sauce: 754 calories, 55g fat (6g saturated fat), 143mg cholesterol, 882mg sodium, 30g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 32g protein.

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