Almond Crusted Walleye

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Almond crusted walleye combines perfectly cooked, flaky walleye with a crunchy, golden almond coating to create a delicious fish dish that everyone will love.

Closeup shot of two almond crusted walleye filets on plate with bite taken out of one

Walleye is a delicious whitefish. Flaky but firm, it’s a great fish for almost any recipe. When you combine it with this simple, flavorful almond crust, you get a fish recipe that’s super easy and super delicious.

Almond Crusted Walleye

Walleye is one of my favorite fish. I have a friend who goes walleye fishing quite a lot and he always gives us some of his catch. It’s the perfect fish for this recipe.

Closeup shot of almond crusted walleye filets stacked atop one another on plate with bite taken out of top filet

Ingredients

It only takes a few simple ingredients to make this recipe. You can find them all easily at your local grocery store.

  • walleye filets
  • flour
  • garlic powder
  • salt
  • pepper
  • egg
  • milk
  • sliced almonds
  • breadcrumbs
Overhead shot of ingredients on table

Instructions

A few simple steps and a few minutes are all it takes to make this recipe.

Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350ºF.

Step 2: In one shallow bowl, combine flour, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.

Overhead shot of flour and seasonings in bowl

Step 3: In another shallow bowl, whisk egg and milk together.

Milk being poured into bowl of eggs

Step 4: In a third bowl, combine almonds and breadcrumbs.

Almonds and breadcrumbs in bowl

Step 5: Coat each walleye filet in the flour mixture.  Then dredge it in the egg mixture.  Next, cover it in the almond breadcrumb combination.

Walleye being coated in almond crust

Step 6: Place breaded filets in a greased baking dish.

Step 7: Bake for 30 minutes or until internal temperature of filets reach 140ºF.

Overhead shot of almond crusted walleye filet on spatula with more filets below

Equipment

It only takes a few simple pieces of kitchen equipment to make this recipe.

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Bowls
  • Baking dish

Substitutions

Whitefish: You can use fish like cod or roughy in place of walleye.

Pecans: Pecans make a delicious coating, as well.

Closeup shot of two almond crusted walleye filets on plate with to filet cut in half

Options

Looking for ways to change up this almond crusted walleye? Here are some suggestions.

Cayenne: Add cayenne to the flour for a spicy version.

Breaded: Pulverize the almonds in a food processor to make a breaded coating rather than a chunky one.

Tips:

  • The easiest way to roughly chop the almonds is to pulse them quickly in the food processor.
  • Save time and simply buy chopped almonds in a bag if you like.
  • Be sure to grease your dish or spray it with nonstick spray to keep the fish from sticking.
Closeup shot of forkful of almond crusted walleye

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FAQ

How long will this fish recipe last?

These filets will last for up to 4 days in the refrigerator.

How do you know when fish is cooked?

This fish should flake easily when pierced with a fork and be white all the way through. If it’s opaque (gray) at all, it’s underdone.

What can be used in place of walleye?

Cod, roughy, snapper, or grouper can all be used if you don’t have walleye.

Almond Crusted Walleye

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Yield: 4 servings

Almond Crusted Walleye

Almond Crusted Walleye

Almond crusted walleye makes a delicious recipe the whole family will love. Flaky cod crusted with a seasoned almond coating? Delicious!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 - 4 oz walleye filets
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ cup sliced almonds, roughly chopped
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. In one shallow bowl, combine flour, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
  3. In another shallow bowl, whisk egg and milk together.
  4. In a third bowl, combine almonds and breadcrumbs.
  5. Coat each walleye filet in the flour mixture.  Then dredge it in the egg mixture.  Next, cover it in the almond breadcrumb combination.
  6. Place breaded filets in a greased baking dish.
  7. Bake for 30 minutes or until internal temperature of filets reach 140ºF.

Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 382Total Fat 15gSaturated Fat 3gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 193mgSodium 791mgCarbohydrates 20gFiber 3gSugar 2gProtein 41g

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