These Cheesy Walleye Nuggets are the most satisfying combination of ingredients like fresh and flaky walleye, cheese, garlic, and fresh parsley and dill.
In Minnesota and most of the northern midwest, Walleye is a native catch. If you are from Canada (or if you are my grandparents), you may also know it as Pickerel. But, ’round these parts, we just call it Walleye, and we love it. It is pretty common for Minnesota fisherman to come home with their daily limit of this fine catch. There are approximate 1,856 ways to cook walleye, but this one is my absolute favorite.
Cheesy Walleye Nuggets
Much like a chicken nugget, cheesy walleye nuggets have that signature crust that kids and nearly every adult I know love (go ahead and admit it – this is a zero judgment zone). The crispy outer crust is complemented so well by the hot flaky white fish and cheese combination that is revealed after the first bite. Let’s get real though, it’s not like you are actually taking multiple bites. One will do, just pop it in.
My favorite part about these cheesy walleye nuggets is they use cooked fish. How many times have you cooked up a batch of fresh fish and had way too much left over? I cant begin to count. Every time that happens, I am forced to think of the extreme. How do I throw away perfectly good fish? I know in its current state it will only last a day or two. This is the perfect solution. Take that precooked walleye and make up some cheesy walleye nuggets. Problem=solved.
Seriously, just look at all of that cheesy goodness. How can you resist? I have an idea. Don’t. Just do it!