GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - You don't have to brave the ice and bitter cold temperatures to hook some delicious Walleye.

Check out what Chef Tom Gladbach from the Twin City Grill is featuring on Jan. 24.

Pecan Crusted Walleye

4 ea. 5-6 oz. Walleye Filets
1 cup Seasoned Flour (see recipe below)
3 ea. Egg Whites,
3 cups Pecan Bread Crumbs (see recipe below)
Salt and Pepper
Vegetable oil

Start by making sure the walleye fillets are deboned and clean of any skin. Crack eggs separate whites into a bowl and beat until frothy to make an egg wash. Use three large shallow dishes and place seasoned flour, egg wash, and pecan bread crumbs in separate dishes.

Season 1 walleye filet with salt and pepper, then place in seasoned flour and toss to coat well. Lift out and shake off excess flour, then place in egg wash and coat well. Lift out and allow egg wash to drain a little then place in bread crumbs, toss to coat evenly. Remove from bread crumbs, shake off any excess bread crumbs and transfer to a plate and repeat process until all walleye filets are breaded.

Please make sure to wash and sanitize all tools and surfaces after working with raw fish products.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

On stove top heat a large skillet on Med. High heat and place enough vegetable oil to coat bottom of pan, should be a couple of table spoons. When oil is hot carefully place breaded walleye filet and cook until brown on one side. Turn off flame and flip over walleye filet place entire skillet in oven and bake about 5-6 minutes, or until evenly browned and cooked throughout.

Pecan Bread Crumbs-

6 cups Panko Bread crumbs
¼ tsp. ground black pepper
2 oz. unsalted Butter
1/4 tsp chopped garlic
pinch Red Pepper Flakes
Pinch Oregano
1/2 tsp Salt
1/2 cup Chopped parsley
3 cups Chopped Pecans

Place all ingredients, except Parsley, pecans, and bread crumbs, in a microwave safe bowl and cook until butter is melted. Place bread crumbs and parsley in a large bowl and mix together. Add butter mixture and mix until well combined. Add Pecans and mix well.

Seasoned Flour-

1 cup All purpose flour
¼ tsp. Ground black pepper
2 tsp. Salt
1 tsp. Onion powder
¼ tsp. granulated garlic
½ tsp. Paprika

Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix well.

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