Rating: 4.39 stars
18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0

A light crust for this delicate fish won't cover up the taste of the fish itself. Plus it is quick and easy.

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prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Beat the egg with the garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, cayenne pepper, and salt until evenly mixed. Spread the pecan meal into a shallow dish. Dip the walleye fillets into the egg mixture, then press into the pecan flour.

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  • Heat the butter and vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Place the walleye fillets into the pan. Cook until golden brown on both sides and the fish flakes easily with a fork, 3 to 4 minutes per side.

Editor's Note:

The nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of the breading ingredients. The actual amount of the breading consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

325 calories; protein 25.3g; carbohydrates 3.3g; fat 24g; cholesterol 151.7mg; sodium 96mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (18)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/25/2011
Hint - Pecan meal is just finely ground pecans. Or you can take chopped pecans, put into a zippy bag and crush them with a rolling pin. You just don't want big pieces. When I created this recipe, the idea was to find a flavorful, but light crust for the delicate fish. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/13/2015
Ugh. I ground the pecans and they became a clumpy sticky mess that didn't stick to the fish. One of the reviewers suggested adding flour which I can't have so I will try adding almond flour to see if that helps. Read More
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18 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/24/2011
Hint - Pecan meal is just finely ground pecans. Or you can take chopped pecans, put into a zippy bag and crush them with a rolling pin. You just don't want big pieces. When I created this recipe, the idea was to find a flavorful, but light crust for the delicate fish. Read More
(30)
Rating: 4 stars
02/06/2013
I made my own pecan meal for this recipe by putting whole pecans in my chopper and pulsing until they were turned to crumbs. However, I don't think that worked very well because the pecans started to become moist and mushy (on their way to becoming nut butter). Next time, I will add flour to the mix and I think that will help prevent this problem and help the breading to not clump on the fish. This recipe had nice flavor and walleye is a meaty fish, so my husband didn't have as much a problem with it as he sometimes does with other kinds of fish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2012
Well done. Nice light flavor. Served well with Risotto Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2014
Just made this tonight - Wonderful! I did make a mess of the coating. After putting the first fillet through the pecan meal, the remaining meal turned into a goopy sludge and it was difficult to coat the other fillets. It still tasted fantastic - just not very uniform or as appealing in appearance as it might have been. I think next time I might try dipping the fillets in the egg mixture and then spooning the coating over each fillet. Also wondering if it would be good with a coating of 2/3 pecan meal to 1/3 panko crumbs? Pecans sure ain't cheap. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2013
I made this tonight and it was wonderful! I did find a pecan panko breading mix at Whole Foods so I didn't have to add much seasoning but the fish cooked perfectly. Served with some risotto and fresh advocado/tomatoes. Super quick and easy summer week night dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/20/2013
Delicious! One of my new favorites. We call it Pickerel up in Canada. I would make my own pecan meal next time as the store bought one is a bit too fine and I think this would be nice with a little more texture. Serves with sautéed green beans and grape tomatoes and fingerling potatoes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2017
I made a few changes, and wow, that was fantastic! I caught fresh walleye yesterday and decided to give this a try. I followed all the ingredients and steps, except that I used walnuts (I crushed them with a mortar) and then put almost the same amount in blanched almond flour (so about 60/40 of each). Like some people said, if you use your fingers to take the fish dipped in egg to the flour, your fingers will get mushy and then the stuff doesn't stick to the fish as well, so perhaps use a fork to move the fish in the flour plate. I did also put much more oil in my pan so that it was about 1/4 inch high. The nutty flavor was fantastic and almost had a chicken nugget type feel. If I had kids that were difficult with fish I think they would be ALL OVER this stuff. Try it my way, you won't regret it! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/13/2015
Ugh. I ground the pecans and they became a clumpy sticky mess that didn't stick to the fish. One of the reviewers suggested adding flour which I can't have so I will try adding almond flour to see if that helps. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/11/2017
I ground my pecans and cut back a bit on the seasonings to savor the toasted pecan meal. A+ This is simply delicious! Read More
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