Best Pan-Fried Walleye Fish Recipes | Simple & Easy To Do

For the perfect Walleye Recipes, you have to use a variety of ingredients like salt, garlic, pepper, onions, and flour. If you are wondering what is the best way to cook walleye? this article is exactly what you need

1. FAQs When Cooking Walleye

   1.1. What goes with fried walleye?

Fried walleye taste delectable with sautéed veggies or leafy greens. You can serve them with fresh salads, baked veggies, beans, lemon wedges, pesto, or steamed fluffy rice.

Potatoes make a fabulous side to serve with fried walleye or fish fillets. You can serve roasted potatoes, French fries, mashed potatoes as well as cheesy potato dip. 

   1.2. Is walleye high in mercury? And is walleye safe to eat?

Yes, walleye fishes are high in mercury. Especially, the freshwater walleye found in Lake Fontana and Lake Santeetlah contains a high amount of mercury. 

Therefore, in the US or Canada, it is advised to consume the protein-rich walleyes once a week for a meal. In a month, it is best to limit consumption to 2 walleye fishes for adults (both men and women) and only 1 whole walleye for kids (0-12 age group). 

2. Fan Fry Walleye Recipes


  • 2 walleye fillets
  • ¼ cup of extra virgin olive oil + 2 tablespoons olive oil for frying
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup cornmeal
  • 1½ teaspoons dried oregano
  • A wide shallow frying-pan & 2 shallow dishes


Step 1: Place the pan on the stove at medium-high for pre-heating.

Step 2: In a shallow dish add the olive oil (1/4 cup) and mix it with the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder seasoning.

Step 3: In another bowl make the dry mixture with flour (1/4 cup), cornmeal (1/4 cup), & oregano. Spread out half of the dry mixture on a plate evenly.

Step 4: Dip the fillets in the oil mixture first and then place them on the dry mixture. Coat the top of the fillets with the remaining dry mix.

Step 5: Drizzle some olive oil (about 4 tablespoons) in the hot pan. Place the fillets and deep fry each side for 5 minutes. You need to be careful when you put walleye in the hot pan because the oil will pop out a lot

Walleye Recipes

Serve the pan-fried walleye fillets by brushing them with melted butter and garnishing along with freshly chopped parsley leaves.

Tips: A perfectly fried walleye fillet has 150F internal temperature.

Hopefully, with the How To Cook Walleye that we introduce in the article, you can make this dish as great as possible at home. Good luck

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