Perfect for ice fishing: deep-fried hardwater walleye

Enjoy the catch fresh out of the water in the ice fishing shack

Photo by Danny Kleinsasser

Inarguably, one of the most exciting aspects of ice fishing is enjoying the catch at the end of the day. Here's our recipe for simple fried walleye chunks.

4 fillets walleye, cut into chunks
1/2 cup milk or water
breading or batter, Shorelunch, Fish Crisp or other brands
1 L canola oil, for frying

Preheat canola oil to 375 F in the deep fryer.

Dredge fillets in milk, then in breading.

Deep fry for four minutes, turning once halfway through. Drain on paper towel.