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Old 12-02-06, 04:52 AM
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Question deer chop question

What exactly is deer chops ? A friend gave me some and I don't know how to fix it to eat, is it just like a pork chop?

Anyone have a recipe or link to deer chop recipes.
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Old 12-02-06, 08:28 AM
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I've always marinated them in Italian dressing over night and grilled them, but that's just me.
 
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I moved your thread to Food and Beverage forum.

Although I have never cooked deer chop...

Here are some recipes for it:

http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Deer-Chop-Hurry/MoreRecipesLikeThis.aspx

Kinda cool b/c people have rated the recipes and have added or taken out ingredients and have given their opinion on different recipes that you can read about.

Happy deer chop cookin'
 
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Thanks, So Is a deer chop the same thing as a pork chop just venison version and can be cooked the same way.
 
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Venison is extremely lean where pork is very moist. I marinate it in Italian dressing to tenderize it. The previous recipe referral would be very worth checking out.
 
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thanks smokey, i might try that this summer, it's way too cold outside to grill now.

I guess what i'm tryingh to ask is , are deer chope and pork chops the samew cut , i know that deer is very lean.
 
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I've never really thought about it but I believe they're the same cut. If you haven't had to much deer before the marinating will help with the gamey taste.
 
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Actually, the "gamey" taste is a result of what happens to the carcass the first half hour after it's down. If it is not properly processed, it will be gamey and the more improper the handling, the worse the taste. I was given some elk once that my dog wouldn't even eat. Wild game does have a different flavor just as chicken, pork, or beef do and some folks find it too objectionable either because of preconceived prejudices or a genuine dislike such as folks who simply can't deal with a certain texture, smell, or taste. The game I have was harvested and processed by me, I've grudgingly given a little to others before, and have had nothing but rave reviews. The marinating process will change the flavor some and will help with some gameyness, (is that really a word?), but if it's too gamey, the only thing I've ever found that'll fix that is a very respectful burial.
 
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According to the following article steaks and chops are cut from the rack below the inner edge of the backbone. See the illustration. (Requires Adobe)

http://www.uwex.edu/ces/ag/issues/fmd/So_you_got_a_deer-G1598.PDF

For tips on gamey taste, go to http://www.askthemeatman.com/answers/answer_to_does_deer_fat_lead_to_.htm

You should be able to pick up recipes from your local Cooperative Extension Service.
 
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Thanks to all

That helps alot.

I have been pretty lucky to have eaten venison from guys who knew how to handle the deer after killed and processed good because it's all been good.
I did eat a burger one time from a guy at work that brought some in and it smelled awfull after cooked and tasted about the same.
 
 

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