Do you know anyone who is doing a little ice fishing this time of year? If so, I have a recipe that you will want to keep handy! Here is an old family recipe for baked walleye. The golden brown, light and crispy potato breading on it is so good that you will find it hard to resist eating every last crumb off of the pan!
- 4-6 medium walleye fillets
- 1 egg
- 2 Tbsp milk
- 1.5 cups mashed potato flakes, I prefer hungry jack. (it is important that it is FLAKE style potatoes)
- 2 sticks of butter (1 cup)
- 2 tsp lemon pepper seasoning, I prefer Linn Bobs. (available at http://linnbobs.com/)
Line an edged baking sheet or dish with tin foil. Spray with cooking spray or brush with olive oil. In small bowl, add milk and egg and whisk with fork until combined. Place mashed potato flakes in seperate bowl or in a small pan. Dip fish fillet in egg wash, making sure it is completely covered. Roll fish in mashed potato flakes, making sure all areas are covered. Lay fish on baking sheet, leaving at least 1/2 inch of space between fillets. Top each fillet with 1/4 tsp lemon pepper seasoning. (1/2 tsp if usinng very large fillets)
Divide each stick of butter in half length wise and again along the tablespoon divides. (each should form 16 pieces) Place half of the butter pieces on top of the fish and divide the rest evenly around the pan. Bake in 425 degree oven for 20 minutes or until fish is cooked through and potato flakes are light golden brown. Enjoy!