4 walleye fillets
2 eggs, beaten
½ cup flour
½ teaspoon granulated garlic
1 pinch salt (optional)
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
2 cups crushed saltine crackers
vegetable oil for frying
1 lemon, cut into wedges
Check the fillets to ensure all bones and skin have been removed. Cut the fillets into manageable pieces, if necessary.
Beat eggs in a bowl and set aside. Combine the flour, garlic powder, salt and pepper in another bowl. Pour the cracker crumbs into a third bowl.
Heat the oil in a deep-fryer or large heavy skillet over medium-high heat to 375 degrees F.
Dip the fillets into the flour mixture, then the eggs, and then the cracker crumbs and set fillets aside on a plate. Test the oil: it will crackle and pop when a cracker crumb is dropped into it. Carefully lower two fillets into the hot oil. Cook until browned, about 3 minutes per side, using tongs to turn the fillets.
Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and repeat with remaining fillets.
Serve with fresh lemon wedges.
From prep to table 45 minutes