Saltine-Parmesan Crusted Walleye

Oven-broiled walleye topped with a crunchy, cheesy coating.


walleye fillet, 2 - 2 1/2 pounds

1 cup white wine, divided

1/2 teaspoon EACH salt and pepper

1 slice bacon

12 finely crushed Saltine crackers

1/2 cup grated or shaved Parmesan cheese

1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper


Preheat oven to broil.  Drizzle a little olive oil in the bottom of a roasting pan.  Place fillet in pan, 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 (no need to turn).

Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, mix together Saltines, Parmesan and cayenne.  

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