Nothing compares to eating a fresh Walleye that was looking you in the eye just minutes before. Below are a few Walleye recipes that Walleye-lovers use. Not only are these methods the best tasting, they are easy to make and the ingredients are lightweight, which is great for a fly-in or backcountry portage trips. Don't forget to bring Tartar Sauce!
There are many nice ways to cook and eat Walleye. The real secret is to eat small Walleye and eat them while they are fresh. Walleye taste good after being frozen but much better fresh, especially when you catch them in the cool crystal clean lakes of Northern Ontario.
Many people just roll the Walleye fillet in flour and deep-fry in oil or lard until the fillet is golden brown. This is a quick and easy way but it gets boring if you are cooking it this way every day for your shore lunch. Better have tartar sauce and lemon with this method.
A very popular way of cooking fish, which was extremely popular in the 50s and 60s, yet is making a major comeback in popularity is to roll the fillet in flour, then dip in beaten eggs, then roll in cracker crumbs and fry in butter until golden brown.
If you go to the seafood section of your supermarket, you will find Clubhouse Tempura Batter, which is the batter you get in Japanese restaurants. Just follow the instructions when making the mix, except add a level teaspoon of salt. Then dip the Walleye fillet in the batter and deep fry until golden brown. You might want to make the batter a little bit thicker than they say in the instructions.
Lemon Pepper Shake-&-Bake is great for deep-frying. Just clean the Walleye fillets off and make sure they are damp, shake the fish in the mix and deep fry in oil or lard. For a thicker batter coating, dip the fillet in beaten eggs and then roll in Shake-&-Bake.
There are a million different recipes for Beer Batter. Below are a couple methods that are popular with fisherman and people that are camping.
Beer Batter Recipe #1:
Beer Batter Recipe #2
Baked Walleye is one of the healthy ways of eating fish if you go easy on the butter. The only other way, which is more healthy, is poached Walleye. Most fisherpersons would consider that a waste of Walleye. Cooking walleye with vegetables or stuffing is excellent and a very enjoyable change to fried or deep fried Walleye and has a lot more flavor than poached.
Baked Walleye #1 (Butter Lemon & Peppers):
Baked Walleye #2 (Turkey Stuffing):