Saltine-Parmesan Crusted Walleye

Broiled walleye fillet enhanced with bacon and white wine and a delicious crust.


walleye fillet, 2 to 2 1/2 pounds

1 cup white wine, divided

1/2 teaspoon EACH salt and pepper

1 slice bacon

12 crushed Saltine crackers

1/2 cup shaved or grated Parmesan cheese

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper


Preheat oven to broil.  Drizzle a little olive oil in the bottom of a roasting pan.  Add fillet, tucking the tail under.  Pour 1/2 cup of the wine over the top, season with salt and pepper and lay strip of bacon on top.  Broil 15 minutes.  Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together Saltines, Parmesan and cayenne.

Remove fish from broiler, rub bacon all over and top with the Saltine mixture.  Drizzle the remaining 1/2 cup wine over the top.  Return to broiler about 4 - 5 minutes, or until cheese is melted and top is golden.  Serves 3 - 4.