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  1. chet again

    chet again Tele-Meister

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    Have any of you ever tried eating deer meat that you got from hunting or from a hunting friend?

    A lot of hunters take their deer that they harvest during hunting season to a meat processor (butcher) to get steaks, hamburger and jerky made from the meat. I prefer to butcher the meat myself.

    I like the steaks and think they are as good as beef steaks you get at the store (maybe better). I age the meat myself. It's a bit tricky cooking the steaks though. You have to make sure that you don't overcook the meat. My favorite way to cook them is on an outside gas grill.

    I tried to get my sister to try the steaks out but she said " she doesn't eat wild animals". :rolleyes:

    I gave some to my nephew and he said his wife is afraid of the meat. They still haven't tried them yet. :rolleyes:

    I'm curious to see what the replies will reveal...
     
  2. RodeoTex

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    Love it!
    The backstrap, when chicken fried is just about my favorite meal ever.
    The hams when cooked like a pot roast are pretty awesome too - especially when cooked underground for 12-15 hours.

    I don't ever hunt myself anymore but I sometimes let a couple of friends come out and hunt in exchange for some meat.
     
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    I like deer jerk . Kinda stinks while you cut it up though
     
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    We usually cut them fairly thin , flour and spices and fry them . Mix sausage and burger off with pork or fat beef
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    Love venison. Ate all the cuts years back. Straight up, unadulterated!

    I have not hunted since the early 90s, though.

    LeftFinger, you're making me hungry!!!
     
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    We hunted every year (in another life) and used all the meat. We generally had it cut up by a butcher but then we processed a fair amount ourselves for sausage. It was always a big family event to make the sausage. Ah, nostalgia.
     
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    I've eaten Elk more, but my buddy's wife made some killer summer sausage out of a deer that he bagged. Didn't get to try any other cuts, sadly.
     
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    YES! I love braised venison shanks in particular. Delicious.

    Various other cuts ground up also makes for excellent chili.
     
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    Suppers at 6 :D
     
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    Love steaks, sausage, jerky, and especially ground up whatever for venison tacos.
     
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    Braised in red wine with onions and mushrooms.
     
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    Venison brats are the best best best
     
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    Look who came for dinner at my house last week. Holly bush with a side of hibiscus.

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    I’ve liked venison jerky, venison steaks marinated in teriyaki, and venison chimichuri. Honestly it has to be marinated in some way for me to enjoy it, otherwise it’s too gamey.
     
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    Love deer meat and have a bunch in the freezer now. Steaks and ground.
     
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    We had venison just a couple of days ago. Wife dropped it in the crock pot and cooked it all day. It was originally backstrap, but she ground it up like hambuger and then threw it in the pot. Came out ok, but not my favorite way to cook it. We had it over rice. That particular cut was from a friend. We ate all we had from the two bucks I took off our farm a few years back - and yes, I processed them myself. This year I've been told there will be an open season on does for Thanksgiving weekend only. It's about time - we're over run with does out here!
     
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    I like venison just fine, I prefer elk for steaks though. Venison burgers or sausage cut with pork is fantastic
     
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    I eat more Elk than deer as well, but do enjoy venison if not dry and over cooked. Deer around here in Arizona taste a bit like the sagebrush they dine on I think.

    My father is what you might call “Hillbilly Gourmet” and could make any cut of meat taste good.

    I also like to grind the less choice cuts up with some pork fat for Mexican style chorizo.
     
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    Guys who know me here know I’m a hunter and we sure do like venison. I just served my 5 grandkids venison Swiss steak Friday night as they all love it. My favorite is venison steak or loin marinated in Teriyaki and then barbecued. I also BBQ whole loin chunks until rare then serve with sautéed red peppers or sweet onions on top. Venison kebab is similarly delicious.

    It is simply good meat if you know how to cook it.
     

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