In the mountains of North Carolina wild game such as bear and deer was often a meal. I've been told that bear is greasy. Venison stew or steak was a treat if the deer was dressed properly after killed. Rainbow Trout was caught in the streams, gutted, washed, rolled in cornmeal and fried. In the depression, my great grandfather, James Edwards (born in the late 1800's) would fix possum for Thanksgiving dinner. My mother told me possum was greasy
How to cook Wild Game
Marinate WILD meat in vinegar over night in refrigerator to take the wild taste out. Rinse and drain meat. Dry. Slice meat into cutlets any size you prefer for a serving. Beat with tenderizer. Roll in seasoned (Salt and Pepper) flour or cornmeal. Fry in 2-3 Tablespoons of bacon grease until done.
Some people rub sage on the meat to take the wild taste out. Other people tenderize the meat by beating it. Then rolling the meat in flour or cornmeal and frying it in bacon grease.
I have been told that deer meat tastes like beef. Some have told me it is better than beef. But, I have never acquired a taste for it. I just cant get over the thought of Bambi. I have used these recipes before and the guys who ate the dishes swore they were good.
Fried Venison Steak, Bear, Coon, Possum, or Other Wild Meat
Marinate meat in vinegar over night in refrigerator to take the wild Taste out. Rinse and drain meat. Dry. Slice meat into cutlets any size you prefer for a serving. Beat with tenderizer. Roll in seasoned (Salt and Pepper) flour or cornmeal. Fry in 2-3 Tablespoons of bacon grease until done.
1 lb. per person
Soak rabbit for 1 hour in salted water and 2 tablespoons of vinegar. Afterwards, cut into pieces. Roll in flour or not. Fry in bacon fat until done.
Rabbit with onions
Cut rabbit into pieces. Roll in flour. Melt in a skillet 3 tablespoons of bacon fat or butter. Saute rabbit in melted fat until brown. Cover with sliced onions. Add 1 cup of sour cream. Cover and simmer 1 hour until rabbit is tender.
Chili beans with Rabbit
Cut rabbit into pieces. In a large skillet with olive oil, cook 1 clove of garlic and onions till transparent. Add rabbit and cook till brown. Add 1 cup hot water, 1/2 teaspoon slat, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, 1 small can of tomato paste, 1 teaspoon of chili powder, 2 cups kidney beans. Cover and simmer gently about 2 hours. Add 2 tablespoons of grated cheese before serving.
Roast Guinea Hen
Roast as you would a chicken.