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

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PatLagace User ID: 1307810 260522
Reviewed 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 User ID: 7712363 20897
Reviewed Mar. 12, 2014

"Great Recipe"

jzibrida User ID: 2723877 203238
Reviewed Oct. 11, 2011

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

Marjud User ID: 261485 34233
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!"

npp3512007 User ID: 2730881 71846
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."

lovelg&j User ID: 3519659 25176
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2009

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

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