Air Fryer Walleye

air fryer walleye
air fryer walleye

Air fryer walleye is a great alternative to pan frying. Similar to baking walleye, using an air fryer to cook walleye is said to be a healthy alternative. Often the crust can be made as low-carb for healthy-conscious people. Walleye are fun to catch and taste great. Whether you are fishing for walleye on Lake Erie or any other lake, walleye are the delicacy. Most people cook walleye by frying it in butter or oil. Air frying walleye gives anglers a healthier choice.

Walleye Fish Filets

Walleye meat is a flaky, white meat that is delicious. When cooked correctly, walleye meat melts in your mouth with a little fishy taste. Walleye is ideal for feeding a group of people or a family for dinner. It has a light taste that everyone who tries it loves. Walleye meat is packed full of protiens and all the other benefits fish have. There is only 1 gram of fat in a 4 ounce serving. Getting walleye filets is easy, you can either fish for them, or buy it. When buying walleye filets look for wild caught walleye filets. They will have better flavor than farm raised fish.

Step 1: Pepare the Walleye Filets

Prepare your walleye filets by defrosting and removing most of the water. The best way to dry them is with paper towels. Slice the filets into squares or rectangles small enough to fit into your air fryer.

Step 2: Walleye Filet Wash and breading

Have 3 separate bowls ready. Crack 2 eggs and put into a bowl. Place flower into a bowl. Mix pepper, garlic, paprika, and salt in a bowl, along with your breading of choice. There are different options for breading, the most popular is panko or breadcrumbs. Dip each piece of walleye into the flour first, then the egg wash, then the breading mixture.

Step 3: Air Frying Walleye Filets

Spray the air fryer tray with non-stick cooking spray. Place the coated filets in the pan, making sure there is space between each filet. This will allow air movement as the filets cook. Cook for 9-10 minutes on 400 degrees F. Repeat the process if you have multiple batches. The fish should look golden brown.

Step 4: Serving Air Fryed Walleye

Lastly, walleye is best served with tarter sauce and lemon slices for guests. Good sides for walleye include a baked potato, asparagus, or any other green vegetable.