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Home > Recipes > Walleye Recipes > Easy Fried Walleye Recipe


  • 1 sleeve Ritz crackers finely crushed
  • 2 large eggs beaten
  • 2 cups canola oil
  • 32 oz walleye fillets 3 fillets – cut into 2×2 inch squares
  • fresh lemon juice


  • Place the Ritz cracker crumbs in a shallow bowl or dish, and put the beaten egg in a separate small bowl.
  • In a large skillet, heat the canola oil over medium-high heat. While the oil is heating, coat each piece of fish with the beaten egg. Roll the egg-coated fish chunks in the cracker crumbs, completely coating them.
  • In batches, place the coated pieces of walleye into the hot oil. Let cook for 15 seconds, or until the bottom side of the fish is crispy but not black. Using a metal slotted spoon, flip the fish chunks over and cook for an additional 15 seconds, or until crispy.
  • Remove fish from the oil and place on paper towels. Repeat with remaining fish. Squirt fresh lemon juice over the fish and serve warm.


  • You will want the oil to be very hot. Hot and quick is the key to getting a good result with this fish.
  • Bread crumbs work as well as crushed crackers.
  • If you don’t keep tartar sauce on hand, then go homemade! It’s super easy.
Mix together:
  • 1/2 cup mayo or miracle whip
  • 1/8 cup dill pickle relish or chopped dill pickles
  • If you want to get fancy, sprinkle in 1/2 tsp dill weed – it really makes a perfect finishing touch!
Recipe courtesy of Megan Porta at Pip & Ebby