Sauteed Walleye With Citrus Butter

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  • Yield: 4 servings
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4 6-oz. pieces walleye, skinned and cut in half

1 cup milk

salt to taste

Black Walnut Batter Mix, for dusting (recipe follows)

1 cup vegetable oil

citrus Butter (recipe follows)

1 tsp. parsley, chopped for garnish

Black Walnut Batter Mix:

1/2-cup cracker meal

1/2-cup Fry Krisp batter mix

1/2-cup black walnuts, finely chopped

BLACK WALNUT BATTER: Mix all ingredients together.

Citrus Butter:

2 cloves garlic

1/2-cup butter, melted

1/3-cup orange juice

1/4-cup lemon juice

2 Tbs. soy sauce

2 tsp. lemon zest

2 tsp. orange zest


  1. WALLEYE: Rinse walleye and soak in milk for 1 hour. Season fish with salt and dust in Black Walnut Batter Mix. Heat oil in large saute pan. Place fish in pan and cook until golden, approximately 5-6 minutes. Remove from pan. Serve with warm Citrus Butter and parsley garnish.

Citrus Butter:

  1. CITRUS BUTTER: Place garlic and butter in blender and process until well blended. Transfer to bowl. Whisk in remaining ingredients.