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Wild Meat Appetizers

1 C. crushed soda crackers
1 C flour
2 T lemon pepper seasoning
1 T seasoned salt
3 eggs beaten

Cut meat into 1” strips. Dip into beaten eggs and then into breading mixture. Fry in bacon grease until lightly browned. Serve hot. Allow ¼ lb. per person. Serve with rye bread rounds or crackers.

Recipe from Stan & Carolyn Godfrey, Fountain City, WI

  • This appetizer is excellent for parties.. Strips can be breaded ahead of time and kept in the refrigerator. Guests can fry the strips in a fondue pot. We have used venison, elk, moose, and antelope meat.

Crock Pot Tip

Use a meat rack to keep roasts drier and out of pan juices.  Liquids evaporate very little in a slow-cooker, so you may have more liquid than you expected.  Cook this extra sauce down by turning your slow-cooker to high and removing the cover, or keep that good juice to use as stock.

• These recipes are excerpted from To HECK WITH GRAVY wild game cookbook.  There are more than 200 recipes, plus detailed field dressing and meat handling/storage tips.  See the BOOKS page for a full description of this book’s contents.  It can be ordered on the Cart page of this website.

Best Jerky Ever

3-5 lbs. venison roast, sliced
1 c. soy sauce
1 tsp. crushed red pepper

1 tbsp. ground black pepper
4-6 oz. liquid hickory smoke
1 c. water

Slice venison roast into thin slices. Mix all other ingredients together. Marinate meat 8-12 hours in this brine mixture in the refrigerator. Dry 8-10 hours in smokehouse or dehydrator.

Barb Conradt, Waupaca WI

Marinated Venison/Bear Steak

4 tbsp. soy sauce
2 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
4 tbsp. wine vinegar

2 tbsp. cooking oil
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 clove garlic, crushed

Place meat and marinade in one-gallon plastic self-sealing bag. Marinate overnight in the refrigerator, turning at least once to be sure all meat is covered. Pour meat, marinade and bacon fat into an electric frying pan set at 275° F and cook until done (about 45 minutes), turning once so it cooks evenly.

Linda Tearney Milwaukee WI