For many years growing up, fish fry’s consisted of deep frying fish in a variety of different batters. What stayed the same was the means of cooking it! Our fish was pan fried when it was just our family; otherwise it was deep fried when we had larger get togethers. Today, I still love to eat Walleyes, but have found a much healthier way of enjoying these great eating fish.
Although it may not be the most popular way to eat Walleye, baking Walleye fillets is worth giving a shot as it is both healthy and tasty! I have experimented a bit with recipes in the past, and have found that you really can’t go wrong with a simple Panko recipe.
There are only a few simple ingredients necessary for this recipe, most of which you probably already have in your cupboards.
Lemon Pepper Panko (Or Plain)
Cajun Shore Lunch (Or Plain)
1 well beaten Egg
Whole Walleye Fillets
Start with the desired amount of Walleye Fillets, preferably whole but this isn’t necessary. Clean and de-bone fillets, then coat them in flour. Once coated with flour, cover the fillets with egg mixture before placing into the Panko/Shore Lunch mixture. I like to use a 75% Panko to 25% Shore Lunch ratio to attain some kick and lots of crunch.
Once each fillet is coated with a generous amount of breading place onto a sprayed baking pan and put into a pre-heated oven at 375°. After 10-12 minute flip each fillet over and place back into oven. At this time I like to crank the heat up to 400° to get a good crisp on both sides of the fillets. After another 5-7 minutes remove the fillets from the oven and enjoy! Give this simple recipe a shot and make sure to let me know what you think!