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Pan Fried Walleye

Updated: Dec 11, 2023

pan fried walleye

Pan-fried walleye is a tasty dish made from seasoned and breaded freshwater fish fillets, fried until golden. It can be served as a main course or sandwich and paired with roasted vegetables or salad

Pan Fried Walleye


  • 1 skinned walleye fillets

  • 1 cup of all-purpose flour

  • 4 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper

  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs

  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

  • 1 tablespoon of butter


Create a dredging station.

  • Mix the flour, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt, and black pepper in a shallow pan.

  • Crack the eggs and whip them to make an egg wash, and add to a shallow pan

  • Add the panko breadcrumbs to a small shallow pan.


  1. Rinse the walleye fillets in cold water and pat them dry with paper towels.

  2. Dredge each fillet in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess.

  3. Place into the egg wash and cover completely.

  4. Pull the walleye filets from the egg wash, add them to the panko breadcrumbs, cover the fish entirely, and press the crumbs gently into the flesh of the fish.

  5. Heat the vegetable oil and butter over medium heat in a large skillet until the butter is melted.

  6. Add the fillets to the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes per side or until golden brown and crispy.

  7. Remove the fillets from the skillet and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.

Serve the pan-fried walleye hot with your favorite side dish. Enjoy!.

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