How to Cook a Deer Leg


Candi JohnsIf you have some hunting enthusiasts in your home you probably have a deer or two (or more) in your freezer right now.

I didn't learn how to cook venison until I moved out to the country. Don't get me wrong, I could cook it. You just wouldn't want to eat it. When I moved out here I learned so much about preparing and cooking venison.

Another thing I learned out here is that you can eat the front legs. Yup, those skinny front legs than many folks just toss to the side or leave for the coyotes. No only can you eat them, they might be my favorite part of the deer to eat.

If you are wondering why anyone would waste 2 legs from a perfectly good deer — it's very difficult to get the meat off those skinny front legs. First, there's the skinning. Then, there's the silver seam (a tough connective tissue) that needs to be removed. Last, there's getting the small amount of meat off that skinny leg. You can probably see why many folks give them to the coyotes.

The beauty of my recipe is that you don't have to worry too much about the silver seam (in the long cooking period it will die) and you leave the meat on the bone. No worries! Just skin it and cook it. Or freeze it for later.

I'm going to show you how to cook a deer leg! You can cook any leg you would like. This recipe isn't just for front legs.

12/5/2017 8:10:56 AM

This looks great. Has anyone done this with an insta pot?

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