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Honey Walleye

Our state is known as the Land of 10,000 Lakes, so fishing is a favorite hobby here. This recipe is my quick way to prepare all the fresh walleye hooked by the anglers in my family. —Kitty McCue, St. Louis Park, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 cups crushed Ritz crackers (about 45 to 50)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 pounds walleye fillets
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup canola oil
  • Optional: Minced fresh parsley and lemon wedges


  • In a shallow bowl, beat egg; add honey. In a shallow dish, combine crackers and salt. Dip fish in egg mixture, then in cracker mixture; turn until coated.
  • In a cast-iron or other heavy skillet, cook fillets in oil over medium heat until golden and fish flakes easily with a fork, 3-5 minutes on each side. If desired, top with parsley and serve with lemon wedges.
Nutrition Facts
3 ounces cooked fish: 389 calories, 22g fat (3g saturated fat), 133mg cholesterol, 514mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 1g fiber), 25g protein.

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  • rwippel
    Apr 10, 2020

    This is easy to make and very good. Just make sure you give your cast iron enough time to heat up.

  • Wendy
    Nov 19, 2019

    My honey was too thick to stir with the egg well, so I did not get the sweetness. I am new to cast iron cooking and will try this again - and with chicken as Remenec described. Tasted good. Just wish I could taste the Walleye more and not so much of the oil.

  • Deborah
    May 26, 2019

    Another recipe covered by an Egglands Best ad

  • Remenec
    Oct 26, 2018

    This recipe has delicious flavor and a crispy crust. This breading also tastes great with skinless chicken breasts.

  • Mary Fairchild
    Oct 2, 2017

    This receipe is a keeper.... I've used it twice and am extremely happy with the results!

  • jennalv
    Oct 2, 2017

    Turned out great, thanks!

  • jsalonen
    Mar 11, 2011

    Made this recipe when my kids were home from CO. I was very disappointed and won't make it again.