Scrambled Eggs with Perch Roe Recipe

I recently caught a number of Yellow Lake Perch which contained large sacks of roe. One of the old guys at my local bait and tackle place kept telling me how tasty it was to put the roe into scrambled eggs, so I wanted to try that out, but I was not able to find a recipe.

Here is what I came up with. It is quite tasty.


  • 3 Eggs
  • 2 tbs Milk
  • 1 medium Perch roe sack (about 1/4 cup)
  • 1 tbs Butter
  • 2 tbs finely minced Onion
  • 2 tbs shredded Cheddar Cheese (optional)
  • Salt and Pepper


  1. Scramble the eggs in a bowl with the milk and set aside.
  2. In a medium non-stick pan, sauté the onions in the butter until almost transparent.
  3. Squeeze the roe out of the roe sack into the pan and discard empty sack.  Stir to separate roe and sauté until they become opaque (only a minute or two).
  4. Add egg mixture, stir to mix and continue to cook over medium-low heat.
  5. Season with salt and pepper and cook to desired consistency as with standard scrambled eggs.
  6. Serve and top with optional cheddar cheese.

Enjoy!  If you try it, let me know how it works out for you.

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