I know, I had you at “chicken fried”. Chicken fry anything, and what’s not to like? Chicken fry some venison loins, and you can convert anyone into a wild game eater. This is a pretty easy recipe. And there are a few ways you can do it. You could fry these up in a pan, no … Continue reading “Chicken Fried Venison – How to chicken fry backstraps”
A DIY “hotpocket” you can make with venison.
Pickling a deer heart is a great way to use this modest chunk of meat.
Fat. Venison doesn’t have much. That causes one of the main challenges to cooking it. Go too far and it will just be dry and tough. Many times, cooks (or processors) will add fat to venison. Has anyone ever told you about their amazing backstrap recipe, where they wrapped everything in bacon? Well, I would … Continue reading “Venison Summer Sausage – Jalapeño and Cheddar, and Fat?”
While I come from a family of hunters, I didn’t start hunting till I was in my mid 20’s. My father passed away when I was young, and we had moved around the state as I was growing up, so I wasn’t geographically near my family that did hunt. I can recall stories of us … Continue reading “Venison Parmesan – Fried Italian Awesomeness”
I’ve been making venison jerky for over 15 years, and to be honest, I screwed it up a lot. Jerky is so easy to make, how did I keep messing it up? It was never the recipe. That was truly the easy part. My problem was in over cooking it. The key to good jerky … Continue reading “Bourbon Deer Jerky – Recipe and Drying Tips”
Some people may think I’m crazy. Heck, some people KNOW I’m crazy. But venison shanks are one of my favorite cuts of meat from my deer. There are basically three ways to process them: Get as much meat off of them as you can and put it in the grinder. Slow cook them whole. Slow … Continue reading “Venison Shank Stew with Parmesan Dumplings”
Let’s start out with what the shanks are. The shanks are the forelegs. There’s a lot of bone, a lot of tendons, and not a lot of meat. If you process your own deer, as you break down the quarters, you get to the shank and think: “ugh, there is NO WAY I can get any … Continue reading “Venison Shank Osso Buco”
It’s springtime! We’re at the halfway point to when deer season opens up for another year. How’s your freezer looking? No more backstraps? Getting low on roasts? Have you even touched any of your ground venison yet? Don’t wait! You don’t want to get to the point where you are stuck with just one kind of … Continue reading “Asian Style Venison Meatballs”
Sometimes you just want a quick meal. With most cuts of venison being on the tough side, a lot of recipes are either complicated, or sssssslllllllloooooowwwwww. And that’s all well and good – unless you have a real life, with a busy day, where you get home late, and just need to get some food on the … Continue reading “Mongolian Beef Style Venison”
“I make the most amazing meatloaf.” Nobody has ever said that. Not in the history of ground meat. I looked it up on Wikipedia, it must be true. It’s a loaf of meat. The potential for “amazing” is not allowed for anything using the phrase “loaf” in it’s name. Meatloaf is a good, solid dinner, meant … Continue reading “Venison Meatloaf Roll”