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Honey-Fried Walleye

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


  • 1 large 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


  • 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.
  • 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 just begins to flake easily with a fork. Drizzle with honey.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 189 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 133mg cholesterol, 296mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 25g protein.

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  • jetluvs2cook
    Dec 12, 2018

    Very tasty!

  • PatLagace
    Jan 30, 2017

    This recipe has become a family favorite. It's the only one I use when fresh pickerel is on the menu. Everyone who tries it, even the skeptics who believe they have the best walleye recipe, admit it's truly delicious.

  • duckhunter99
    Mar 12, 2014

    Great Recipe

  • JD2013
    Aug 2, 2013

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  • TheaB
    Jun 4, 2012

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  • linnachris
    Jan 21, 2012

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  • jzibrida
    Oct 11, 2011

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

  • Marjud
    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!

  • npp3512007
    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.

  • lovelg&j
    Jun 23, 2009

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