Venison Schnitzel

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I don't have a clue where my Dad got this particular recipe, but he used to build it during hunting season when we had fresh venison (elk, antelope, mule or whitetail deer), 'hanging and aging'. I still make it when the opportunity presents itself.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds venison tenderloin

  • ¼ cup vegetable oil

  • 2 teaspoons bacon drippings

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

  • 1 egg, lightly beaten

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs

  • ½ cup crushed buttery round cracker crumbs

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Directions

  1. Cut tenderloin into 1/2 inch steaks. Slice each steak in half horizontally, from the smallest toward the largest side, until there is only a very small section keeping the two halves connected. Slice a few small scores on the outer edges of each steak to prevent them from curling up when frying.

  2. Preheat oil and bacon drippings in a large heavy skillet over medium high heat. In a large shallow dish, combine flour, salt and pepper. In a separate shallow bowl, beat together egg and milk. In another shallow dish, combine bread crumbs and cracker crumbs.

  3. Dredge the steaks in the seasoned flour, and using a meat mallet, pound them down to just slightly less than their 1/4 inch thickness. Dip the steaks in the egg mixture, then coat each steak on both sides with the crumbs. Set aside on a clean plate. When all steaks are evenly coated, place prepared steaks gently in a single layer into the hot oil.

  4. Fry steaks for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Sprinkle each steak lightly with lemon juice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

670 Calories
27g Fat
43g Carbs
60g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 670
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 34%
Saturated Fat 7g 33%
Cholesterol 242mg 81%
Sodium 988mg 43%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 60g
Vitamin C 4mg 18%
Calcium 86mg 7%
Iron 11mg 59%
Potassium 839mg 18%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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