Lake Erie Flavor: Lake Erie Fried Walleye Tacos Recipe

Bring the flavors of Lake Erie to your plate at home with these delicious recipes.

Fried Walleye Ingredients:

  • Walleye fillets
  • Favorite Brand breading
  • Vegetable or peanut oil

Lime-Sriracha Aioli:

  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ⅓ cup olive oil mayonnaise
  • Juice from one lime
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp.–1 tbsp. Sriracha (depending on heat tolerance of audience)

Taco Toppings:

  • Red cabbage cut into thin strips
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Minced red onions
  • Cojita cheese
  • Minced cilantro
  • Cubed avocado


  • Make the lime-sriracha aioli the day before by combining all the ingredients and mixing well. Place aioli in a plastic squeeze bottle.
  • Prepare toppings as described above.
  • With a paper towel, pat dry the walleye fillets and chunk into bite-sized pieces. Place walleye into favorite breading and shake until covered. Sift out breaded fish pieces.
  • Fry fish in vegetable or peanut oil that is 350–375 degrees for a three to five minutes depending on the thickness of the fish. Breading should have golden brown color. Place fish on a dish lined with paper towels.
  • Assemble taco with walleye, toppings, and a nice drizzle of the aioli.
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