This wild game recipe is becoming quite popular not unlike deep fried turkey has around Thanksgiving time. The great thing about this venison recipe is that it is super easy and it doesn’t take long to cook. If you thought deep frying a turkey cut down on the cooking time wait till you try this recipe for venison steaks.
I like to use the steaks from a deer but other types of wild game will also work just fine. Cut the steaks so they are only a 1/2 inch or so thick. We did some up yesterday cut from a roast but we made them an inch thick and they just didn’t cook as well, so keep them a little thinner. Use your favorite rub or seasoning just like you would to grill or fry the meat. After seasoning the venison, roll it in plain flour until it is completely covered.
Dip the flour covered meat into an egg wash, I usually just take 3 or 4 eggs and beat them in a bowl. After the egg bath roll the deer meat in the flour a second time. Mix up some pancake batter according to the directions on the box. I know, I was a little skeptical at first as well but trust me, the pancake batter gives it a very unique taste.
I like to use the “just add water” stuff. Leave it a little thick and from the second time in the flour bowl drop the meat into the pancake mix. Cover it well and then it is ready for the deep fryer.
For deep frying the wild game meat you can use a large standing type of deep fryer like you would fry a turkey in or even the small basket type that go on the kitchen counter or stove top. We used the Cuisinart compact 1.1 liter deep fryer and it worked great. Set the oil to heat at 350 degrees and be sure it has preheated for 15 to 20 minutes.
Drop the covered venison meat into the oil gently and let is fry for 3-5 minutes depending on the thickness of the cuts. We had a little trouble with the batter wanting to stick to the bottom of the basket so we used some metal tongs to prevent this.
It’s amazing how quick the venison will cook. Check the center for redness and cook it to your likeness. You can play around with this venison recipe by using different meat rubs and seasonings. Try using a premixed meat and fish batter in place of the flour and see how it alters the taste.
After eating lean venison all year long it feels good to splurge a little on some good old deep fried food. Actually, the venison is cooked so quick, not much of the oil penetrates the meat so it may not be as bad as you think. Like Ted Nugent says, it’s all about the back straps my blood brothers. I hope you enjoy this one.
Thanks for reading and happy deep frying!