Wild Game Recipe: Almond Crusted Walleye
Wild Game Recipe: Almond Crusted Walleye

A fisherman’s catch with every plateful is what you get when you cook the wild game recipe of Almond Crusted Walleye. Lightly battered walleye fillets, pan-fried to a perfect golden brown, lightly salted to taste and you have a meal fit for the hardest to please diners.


Recipe: Almond Crusted Walleye

Summary: Savory Fried Walleye Fillets with Almond Crusted Coating


  • 1 or more walleye or saugeye fillet
  • ½ cup almond meal (ground almonds
  • Panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted butter (divided)
  • 2 Tbsp canola oil
  • 1 fresh peach or pear, sliced
  • Splash of dry white wine (sauvignon blanc, chardonnay, etc.)


  1. Mix the almond meal with a little panko and the salt and pepper.
  2. Place fish fillet in egg wash then roll in almond meal/panko mixture.
  3. Melt 2 Tbsp butter and 2 Tbsp canola oil in a pan over medium low heat, then add fish and sauté about 4 minutes per side (depending on thickness).
  4. Remove the walleye to paper towels, turn heat to medium high and add the sliced fruit.
  5. Stir and fry for a minute then add 2 Tbsp butter to sauce and cook until butter browns.
  6. Add wine & reduce.
  7. Place fish fillet on plate surrounded by fruit and drizzled with sauce.

Number of servings (yield): 2

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