Fried Venison Steaks

Saturday, December 1, 2018
Pan-fried Venison steaks taste just like regular beef when prepared right.


My husband is the hunter in the family and it's been a while since he brought deer meat home.


He was lucky enough to have a fellow Utican friend, Kevin, that gave him some venison steaks he had in his freezer to give us.


My husband's dad, (who is also is a hunter and owns land in Rome, New York), also hooked us up with some deer meat.


When I first made venison fried, I just shook them in flour and seasoning, they were good but not over the top great like this recipe.


Then it dawned on me, why aren't I using my coating that I use on regular steaks and chicken.


The only difference for this meat is I dip the steaks into buttermilk, then seasoned flour and in another plate of breadcrumbs or cracker crumbs.


First I marinade the meat and with all the flavors, it was a huge win for these steaks.


What a difference, so juicy and tender, my husband gave them a thumbs-up approval.


This is is almost like making Chicken fried chicken using Venison steak.


If you are looking for the perfect recipe for your deer meat, this is it.


Scroll to the recipe card at the bottom for the printable recipe.





these are fried venison cutlets sitting on top of foil after they are fried. They are crispy golden browned deer meat cutlets that have been marinated and coated with cracker crumbs







Basic Recipe



The secret to a delicious cutlet is the coating.


I give you two choices, bread crumbs or butter cracker crumbs.


The butter cracker crumbs win every time here for flavor, but you can be the judge of that yourself.


An all Italian cutlet will be with the bread crumbs and preferably seasoned with Parmesan cheese.


Either one you choose is delicious but different.


I would suggest you try both coatings to see which you like better.





these are fried venison cutlets sitting on top of foil after they are fried. They are crispy golden browned deer meat cutlets that have been marinated and coated with cracker crumbs




Cuts of Deer Meat



Venison is very lean, that comes from deer.


Deer are considered red meat like beef, it comes in various cuts and sizes, each one has a different taste, texture, and quality for cooking methods.


Some of the common cuts you should know how to use or prepare your venison for cooking.


Chuck: a cut from the lower neck/shoulder area, typically used for roasts or stews.


Cutlets: thin slices taken from the upper leg or rib area.


Chops: a thick cut of meat from close to the spine, usually including a rib.


Flank: this is the lower belly area, used for steaks or ground meat


Loin: this is part of the back area and where the muscles are not used as much and will be the most tender and the best cuts of meat.





these are fried venison cutlets sitting on top of foil after they are fried. They are crispy golden browned deer meat cutlets that have been marinated and coated with cracker crumbs



Hunting



Every year my husband looks forward to flying up North, Upstate New York for hunting season.


His dad owns land there and they have a private area to hunt on.


This was a lucky year for him and he was able to bag a deer and have it packed in dry ice to bring home. We had deer meat all winter.




these are fried venison cutlets sitting on top of foil after they are fried. They are crispy golden browned deer meat cutlets that have been marinated and coated with cracker crumbs







Love or Hate Relationship



It's one of the meats you either love or hate.


When I was growing up, we had it in many ways and I just couldn't get a taste for it. As I have experimented with different recipes.


I found that the steaks are my favorite cut and they are amazing fried like this. I really couldn't taste any gamy flavor.


The marinade is perfect to mask any kind of gamy taste.


Here is the recipe I made and we all love this fried steak recipe.


I have mastered quite a few deer meat recipes now that we really love. This is by far our favorite.



these are fried venison cutlets sitting on top of foil after they are fried. They are crispy golden browned deer meat cutlets that have been marinated and coated with cracker crumbs




Childhood Hobbies



One of the things my husband misses the most living here in Florida is the Upstate New York hunting.


When he is lucky enough to get that time of year off from work in November, we end up making all kinds of amazing deer meat recipes.


If you never tried deer meat, try this one first.



these are fried venison cutlets sitting on top of foil after they are fried. They are crispy golden browned deer meat cutlets that have been marinated and coated with cracker crumbs



Ingredients You Will Need


  • 6 - 1/2 inch thick Venison Steaks
  • soy sauce
  • lemon juice
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • granulated garlic
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt, pepper
  • cayenne dash optional
  • Buttermilk ( or use 1 cup milk with 3 teaspoons of red wine vinegar
  • egg
  • salt, pepper, granulated garlic powder
  • flour
  • butter cracker crumbs or Italian flavored bread crumbs
  • oil for frying



these are fried venison cutlets sitting on top of foil after they are fried. They are crispy golden browned deer meat cutlets that have been marinated and coated with cracker crumbs





Tips:



One of the issues I ran into, is the meat is very bloody.


Blot it dry with paper towels before you dip in the egg mixture.


Then shake into the flour, dip in egg and into bread or cracker crumbs last.


Set up a coating station for this and it will be easier.


Line up the plate with eggs, a bag of seasoned flour and crumbs so it's all set to go.


Make sure you heat the oil first and get the first side nice and crispy before turning.




Venison deer meat coated with bread crumbs frying in a pan of oil



Tenderloin and Steaks



When choosing the deer meat to fry, I always go for the tenderloin.


This part is really tender and fries up nicely.


Most other parts of deer meat I stews and slow cook.



Venison deer meat coated with bread crumbs frying in a pan of oil



Our Favorite Recipes:






Venison Merlot Stew
Venison Cacciatore
Venison Stew Old Fashioned
Fried Venison
Venison with corn potatoes and carrot stew
Venison Fried Rice




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Venison deer meat coated with bread crumbs frying in a pan of oil


If You Love Venison



Try this steak recipe, it's really super delicious, easy and so tender.


If you haven't had a venison steak sandwich before, this fried steak will be your new favorite way to eat it!





these are fried venison cutlets sitting on top of foil after they are fried. They are crispy golden browned deer meat cutlets that have been marinated and coated with cracker crumbs

Fried Venison Steaks

Yield: 4
Author:
prep time: 10 Mcook time: 12 Mtotal time: 22 M
This is a recipe for venison steaks which is deer meat. The meat came from the woods in Rome, New York.
The crispy cutlets are fried to perfection and the venison is fork-tender meat.

ingredients:

  • 6 1/2 inch thick Venison Steaks
  • Marinade:
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • salt, pepper
  • cayenne dash optional
  • Place meat in a large container with above ingredients, marinate at least 4 hours or overnight turning occasionally. Overnight is preferred. Drain before frying.
  • Egg Mixture to Dip the Venison Steaks:
  • 1 cup Buttermilk ( or use 1 cup milk with 3 teaspoons of red wine vinegar
  • 1 egg beaten
  • salt, pepper, granulated garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Seasoned Flour:
  • 1 cup flour
  • seasoned with:
  • 1 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • Place in a ziplock bag for shaking
  • 3 to 4 cups butter cracker crumbs or Italian flavored bread crumbs
  • In another pie plate add bread crumbs or cracker crumbs:
  •  Add 3 cups of butter cracker crumbs or bread crumbs.
  • You can also season with more granulated garlic, salt, and pepper if you prefer a real spicy fried cutlet. Set aside
  • Vegetable Oil for Frying
  • 1 large chicken fryer pan or deep fry pan

instructions:

How to cook Fried Venison Steaks

  1. Drain Marinade.
  2. Heat the oil to medium heat using around 2 inches of oil in the pan.
  3. Place the buttermilk,  beaten egg, salt, pepper, garlic and Worcestershire sauce in a pie.
  4. Dip each steak into the egg mixture and then shake into the bag of seasoned flour.
  5. Dip each piece of venison steak back into the egg mixture, then dredge into the crumbs of choice.
  6. Note: add more buttermilk if needed to the egg mixture.
  7. Fry each piece of steak until golden brown on one side, the edges should look crispy before turning or your coating could possibly fall off.
  8. Turn after deep golden browned on one side around 12 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness.
  9. Place on paper towels to drain.
  10. These are great alone or in a sandwich, and if there are leftover they taste great reheated.
Calories
325
Fat (grams)
11
Sat. Fat (grams)
9
Carbs (grams)
19
Net carbs
12
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Venison deer meat coated with bread crumbs frying in a pan of oil




Check out these delicious recipe links below:




Venison Merlot Stew
Venison Cacciatore
Venison Stew Old Fashioned



these are fried venison cutlets sitting on top of foil after they are fried. They are crispy golden browned deer meat cutlets that have been marinated and coated with cracker crumbs




Try One of Our Favorite Stews using Venison


Venison Merlot Stew






3 comments

  1. Venison, we eat a lot. Woods nearby are full of wild venison .KInd of meat that you do not need to be hung up for a while.It is tender straight away. Good to see such a good marinade for this meat.

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  2. That is some fine looking venison.

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  3. Excellent! Thank you for this recipe, it is really hard to find any good wild game recipes.

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