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4 from 1 vote


These Cheesy Walleye Nuggets are the most satisfying combination of ingredients like fresh and flaky walleye, cheese, garlic, and fresh parsley and dill.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6 servings


  • 2 eggs lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 -1/2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 -1/2 cups cooked walleye fish
  • Vegetable oil for deep-fat frying
  • Tartar sauce & ketchup for serving


  • In a large bowl, add the eggs, bread crumbs, cheese, onion, garlic, parsley, dill, and pepper. Stir together until a thick paste forms.
  • Add the fish and stir until the fish is evenly incorporated.
  • Fill a cast iron skillet with oil, about 1-inch high. Heat until it reaches 375°F.
  • Roll about 1 1/2 tablespoons of the fish mixture into a ball and carefully drop into the hot oil. Repeat with the remaining fish mixture until the skillet is about 75% full. Let sit undisturbed for about 1 minute, until the underside is golden brown. Flip and cook for an additional 30 to 40 seconds, until golden brown.
  • Transfer fried nuggets to a cooling rack set over a baking sheet to drain and cool slightly.
  • Repeat frying until all of the fish mixture is used.
  • Serve with lemon wedges, ketchup, and tartar sauce.