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Make your walleye catch of the day a gluten friendly meal

Have you ever brought fish home from your travels? I wasn’t sure about taking walleye home that was caught this summer at the Women in the Wilderness getaway I attended. After all, I shared a few smooches here and there with some pretty sweet little fish and when it comes down to it, I hate seeing living things die.


When it comes to kissing or cooking fish, walleye is a GREAT choice.

This issue of mine aside I caved and brought four large fillets home. Walleye is a great tasting fish and I knew that I would enjoy it. However, due to an extreme gluten sensitivity in the household, I had to swap out a flake based ingredient (usually bread crumbs) with a gluten-free option. Here is the recipe that I used to create a crispy, flaky walleye dish! The ingredients:

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup dry gluten-free Rice Bread Crumbs (I used the PaneRiso brand)
  • 1/2 cup instant mashed potato flakes
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 4 (4-6 ounce) fillets walleye

Don’t judge me – I am by no means a chef and my husband insists we use tinfoil on all of our baking sheets! These four fillets were perfect for our family of four. Sadly though, no left overs remained for the next day.

Cooking directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Grease a baking sheet. (Or tinfoil lined baking sheet if you must!)
  2. Beat the eggs in a bowl until smooth; set aside.
  3. In a separate bowl combine (and stir until evenly mixed) the rice bread crumbs, potato flakes, Parmesan cheese and seasoned salt.
  4. Dip walleye fillets into the egg and then press into the bread crumb mixture.
  5. Place onto the prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake in the preheated oven until the fish flakes easily with a fork – about 15 to 20 minutes.

    My favourite thing about this recipe? The crispness. And the Parmesan. I love Parmesan!

The result was good – it didn’t feel like we were missing out at all by omitting gluten. So good in fact that we all dug right in and I missed the opportunity to take an ‘after’ photo! Have a gluten free walleye (or any other fish) recipe of your own to share?

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