Pan-Fried Walleye Burgers


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Pan-Fried Walleye Burgers

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Looking for a lighter-fare burger? Look no further! Our pan-fried Walleye Burgers are the perfect dinner option! Made with walleye fish fillets for its sweet and mild flavor making this fish the perfect choice for this burger! Choose any toppings to customize, but don't skip the Wahlburger fresh dill pickles or Wahl sauce!

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Servings and Ingredients

Serves 4
2 lbs. Hy-Vee Fish Market fresh skinless walleye fillets
1 Hy-Vee large egg white
1 tbsp. potato starch
¼ c. red onion, finely chopped, plus additional sliced red onion for serving
2 tbsp. Wahlburgers fresh dill pickle chips, finely chopped, plus additional pickles for serving
3 green onions, finely chopped
½ tsp. lemon zest
½ tsp. kosher salt
¼ tsp. coarse-ground black pepper
3 tbsp. Gustare Vita olive oil, divided
4 Hy-Vee Bakery hamburger buns, split and toasted
¼ c. Wahlburgers Chef Paul’s Wahl sauce
4 butterhead lettuce leaves, for serving
4 Hy-Vee singles American cheese slices, for serving
Tomato slices, for serving
Culinary Tours everything bagel seasoning, for garnish

Things To Grab

  • Paper towels
  • Food processor
  • Large nonstick skillet
  • Meat thermometer


  1. Pat fish dry with paper towels. Remove bones from fish. Place fish, egg white, and potato starch in a food processor. Cover and pulse 5 or 6 times or until coarsely chopped. Add 1/4 cup chopped red onion, 2 tablespoons chopped dill pickle, green onions, lemon zest, salt and black pepper. Cover and pulse 2 or 3 times or until combined. Refrigerate mixture 30 minutes.

  2. Divide mixture into 4 equal balls. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Place fish balls in skillet; flatten with spatula to 2 inches thick. Cook 16 to 20 minutes or until 145 degrees and golden brown, turning halfway through.

  3. To serve, spread bottoms of buns with Wahlburger sauce. Top with lettuce, fish patties, cheese, tomatoes, pickle slices, red onion slices, and tops of buns. Brush tops of buns with remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil; sprinkle with bagel seasoning, if desired.

Nutrition facts


620 Calories per serving

Amounts Per Serving

  • Total Fat: 23g
  • Cholesterol: 220mg
  • Sodium: 1040mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 46g
  • Protein: 55g

Daily Values

Iron 35%
Calcium 35%
Vitamin D 0%
Potassium 25%