In case anyone is wondering why I posted the following question to Facebook, the full story is below.
Question: "OK, midwesterners... are there usually SCALES on a "skin on" walleye snadwich? Our waitress thinks so. I am skeptical."
All the answers came back, "NO. There shouldn't be scales."
I think many people thought I was nuts, so here's what happened:
I was having happy hour, followed by dinner, at the Orpheum lobby. One of our group ordered a walleye sandwich. When he began to eat it, he started spitting out scales. He said there were quite a few, not just random scales. We urged him to say something to the waitress, which he eventually did.
When she came back, she seemed sort of irritated, and told us that the walleye was "skin on," so scales were normal. We were all doubtful, but decided to not argue the point, and my friend switched out his sandwich for a ruben.
After the waitress left, we debated this point for a bit, and I said, "I'll post it on Facebook, and see what the collective knowledge base thinks."
Indeed, no one thinks a walleye sandwich should have copious scales, skin on or not.
Word to the Orpheum: You need to clean the fish better, or get another supplier, if it is supposed to be ready to serve.