Don’t think of any part of your deer as waste. If you are tossing your bones out, you are missing out.
Simply fried venison liver is an amazing treat, and if you process and preserve it right, you can make it last all year.
So you have corned the beast (see article here). Now we need to cook it to turn it into a corned venison meal. Because venison is so lean, you have to be careful at this step. If you do a standard boil, and you boil it a bit too long, you’ll end up with some … Continue reading “Beer Braised Corned Venison Recipe”
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”