Walleye is a popular game fish that is prized by anglers for its delicious taste and delicate texture. This freshwater fish is found in many of North America’s lakes and rivers, including many bodies of water in Canada. If you’re lucky enough to catch a walleye, you may be wondering how to cook it to make the most of its unique flavor. In this article, we’ll explore a couple of different recipes for cooking walleye that are sure to delight your taste buds.

Recipe 1: Pan-Fried Walleye


  • 4 walleye fillets
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup cornmeal
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil


  1. In a shallow dish, combine the flour, salt, black pepper, and garlic powder.
  2. In another shallow dish, beat the eggs.
  3. Place the cornmeal in a third shallow dish.
  4. Dredge the walleye fillets in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess.
  5. Dip the fillets in the beaten eggs, then coat them in the cornmeal.
  6. Heat the vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  7. Add the walleye fillets to the skillet and cook for 3-4 minutes per side, or until golden brown and cooked through.
  8. Serve hot, garnished with lemon wedges and fresh herbs.

Recipe 2: Grilled Walleye with Lemon and Dill


  • 4 walleye fillets
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, dill, salt, and black pepper.
  2. Place the walleye fillets in a shallow dish and pour the marinade over them, turning to coat.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  4. Preheat a grill to medium-high heat.
  5. Remove the walleye fillets from the marinade and place them on the grill.
  6. Cook for 4-5 minutes per side, or until the fish is cooked through and flakes easily with a fork.
  7. Serve hot, garnished with additional lemon wedges and fresh dill.

Walleye is a delicious and nutritous freshwater fish that can be prepared in a variety of ways to suit any taste. Whether you prefer pan-frying, grilling, or making a hearty chowder, there are many different recipes to choose from that will make the most of this popular game fish’s unique flavor and texture. So the next time you catch a walleye, try out one of these recipes and savor the taste of this delectable freshwater fish.

Photo by seth schulte on Unsplash

Looking for the ultimate hunting and fishing vacation in Northern Ontario? Look no further than GetNorth!
Our Facebook page is your one-stop-shop for all things hunting and fishing in Northern Ontario.
From remote fishing lodges to secluded hunting camps, we have everything you need to plan your next outdoor adventure.
Follow us on Facebook for exclusive deals, insider tips, and stunning photos of the Northern Ontario wilderness