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MAX’S SUPERB DEER CHOPS

The most prized section of the 
deer is its venison backstrap...
Yields: (10 to 12 chops)
Prep: 5 Mins. |
Cook: 6 Mins. |
Stand: 5 Mins.

Posted by Max via Sandra

INGREDIENTS

1 side of boneless venison backstrap, cut evenly into 1” thick medallions
½ tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 egg, beaten
½ cup all-purpose flour
kosher salt, ground pepper, and garlic powder, to taste

Garnish:
--a handful of freshly chopped parsley

METHOD

Prepare the beaten egg in a shallow bowl. Place the flour in another shallow dish.

Dry off the deer chops with paper towel, and dredge individually into the beaten egg, and then into the flour; pressing to evenly coat.

Heat the butter and oil (to prevent butter from burning) in a large non-stick skillet to medium-high heat. Place the medallions into skillet, not touching, and season each with kosher salt, ground pepper, and garlic powder, to taste. Sear for 3 minutes without disturbing, and then flip and re-season, to taste. Continue searing this other side without disturbing for 3 more minutes. (Please do not overcook, or the deer chops will become tough and dry.)  Remove medallions to a plate, and lightly tent with foil and let the deer chops stand for 5 minutes to allow juices to redistribute.

To serve, sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley, along with your favorite steak sauce (A-1 for me, although Max swears by ketchup ;-)

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Tip: We served this with Sandra's Quicker and Flavorful Baked Sweet Potatoes, and Sandra's Caesar Salad with Fresh Croutons

1 comment:

sandra said...

Max made these for our Saturday evening dinner this past weekend -- what an absolute treat they are!

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