Homemade Deer Suet – Make deer fat into bird suet

Deer fat. It doesn’t taste particularly good. To us humans anyway. Yet some deer will have a lot. I’ve pulled almost 20 pounds of almost pure fat off a large deer that seemed to be bulking up for a rough winter. Most of the fat on a deer is used as an insulation and energy … Continue reading “Homemade Deer Suet – Make deer fat into bird suet”

Chicken Fried Venison – How to chicken fry backstraps

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”

Pickled Venison Heart

When field dressing a deer, you are going to need to make some important decisions: what parts to take, and what to leave behind. Hunters can debate for hours over what they think is worthwhile, but I think many will agree, you MUST take the heart and the liver. Here, we’ll focus on the heart. The … Continue reading “Pickled Venison Heart”

Venison Summer Sausage – Jalapeño and Cheddar, and Fat?

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?”

Venison Shank Stew with Parmesan Dumplings

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”

Asian Style Venison Meatballs

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”

Mongolian Beef Style Venison

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”

Venison Pasty – The perfect camp meal

Let’s start with pronunciation. It’s “past” with the short a, not “paste” with the long a. If you got here on a search for the other “pasty”, you’ll be sadly disappointed. Pasties originated in the UK, Cornwall specifically, as a common meal for coal miners. Today, they seem to have a central home in the … Continue reading “Venison Pasty – The perfect camp meal”

Venison Parmesan – Fried Italian Awesomeness

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”

Easy Venison Crockpot Tacos

Who doesn’t like tacos? The only reasonable excuse someone could give for not liking them is that they are messy. Well, that’s why napkins were invented. As to flavors, one of the great things about tacos is there are a million ways to make them, so it’s easy to tailor them to your preferences. And … Continue reading “Easy Venison Crockpot Tacos”