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Deer Heart and Liver

Old 12-11-2002, 01:38 PM
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Does anyone have a recipe for the heart and liver?
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Old 12-11-2002, 03:10 PM
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Yes, throw them away when you gut the deer. URRRRRGHH
I have tasted the heart and its not too bad, I guess its the thought, I could never eat liver of any type, just makes me ill thinking about it. I know people do all the time, I do have folks that ask me to save both for them, but the hearts of my deer are usually pre-sliced when they get them.<img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Old 12-11-2002, 09:59 PM
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My grama soaks them both overnight in salt water, and then puts them in a roasting pan and slowly cooks them in the oven. They are both and nice and tender. Thats one way the other way is to cut the m into slices and dip in flour and fry them in hot oil.

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Old 12-12-2002, 10:29 PM
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the heart is always the first thing I eat from my deer,along with the loins.I just slice it,season it, and deep fry with the loins.

the liver,slice it in about 3/4&quot; strips,season with garlic,lowyers seasoning,pepper. flour and fry in iron skillett till about 3/4 done then add sliced onion and finish cooking. remove from grease,drain,add flour,salt,pepper,water to make gravey,return liver and onions,run the wife and kids out of the house,lock all the doors,and Enjoy with a big homemade biscuit.<img src=icon_smile_approve.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_cool.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_approve.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Old 12-14-2002, 12:21 PM
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Shooter Dan, the liver we always kept when we had hunting dogs at home, we would chop it up for the dogs....the heart ws another story.

Try diceing the heart up, 3/8&quot; square pieces,, brown them a little, then add it to a stew mixture of carrots, celerly, potatos, maybe a little corn or peas if you like and then mix in the beef gravy !!!! Mmmmmmmmm good !!!!!!!! Let simmer until all veggies are cooked and then enjoy with a beverage of your choice !!!!

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Old 12-16-2002, 08:06 PM
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For the liver...

2lbs deer liver
2 large onions, sliced thin
2 Tb butter
4 rashers good bacon, diced
1/2 cup sweet wine like Marsala or Sherry
1 cup milk or buttermilk
1 cup flour
salt and fresh black pepper

1. Soak in milk or buttermilk for an hour or overnight.
2. In a skillet on Med heat cook the bacon till it starts to get foamy and crisp.Add and melt the butter till just starting to brown. 3. Season the liver with salt and pepper,Dredge the liver in flour and add to the pan.
4. Cook till browned and remove. reserve warm.
5. Add the onions and cook slowly until translucent and browning.
6. Deglaze( that's French for &quot;dump in&quot;<img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>) the pan with the wine and let simmer till liquid is almost gone.
7. Spoon the bacon and onion over the liver and find some silverware!
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Old 12-16-2002, 08:10 PM
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Oh yeah...Don't try drinkin' that milk or buttermilk after your done.It's not even good on cereal.<img src=icon_smile_clown.gif border=0 align=middle>
For the what Priz says and invite me for dinner<img src=icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Old 12-19-2002, 07:32 AM
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Coyotes gotta eat too.

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Old 01-14-2003, 11:39 AM
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The heart is very good. Since i dont care for liver
anyway, Ive never tried deer liver.
I like to Slice the heart in quarter to half inch thick
slices and season @ deep fry. mmmmmmmmmm
Im going back to another forum. This one just makes
me too hungry.
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Old 01-21-2003, 10:16 AM
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Here's another way to cook the heart:

Take a sharp knife and start cutting the heart in such a way that it rolls out into one long flat piece of meat, approx 1/4 thick. Remove any blood vessels, tubes, cancer etc..

Next, dust with flour and pan sear the meat on both sides in bacon grease.

Remove and Pat dry and then roll the meat up with strips of bacon. Use roasting string and cook just like a regular roast. I usually set the oven at 350degs for about an hour.

Add some veggies and cold beer and that's a fine dish!
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