Everyone Loves My Meat: Part 1
It has been cracking me up for the last few weeks. Everyday I show up to the Blaze Studio and someone is talking about “How much they love my meat”. I got to say, I’m flattered. Not everyone can say that their meat is that popular. But what can I say? I supply amazing meat.
For those of you without your head in the gutter, I’m talking about the product of my fall hunting season. I was fortunate enough to fill my Elk tag and make over 100 lbs of meat to share with family and friends. After getting home to Missoula with my bounty, I was immediately bombarded for meat by co-workers here at the Blaze. Turns out Venison is a delicacy to people who are not used to eating it on a regular basis.
I had a “Christmas for Carnivores” day at the station where I handed out package upon package of fresh Elk to people. Since then, I have been getting nothing but positive feedback about how much they enjoyed the fresh game. I have also scored some good ideas on different ways to prepare the meat.
Al (94.9 KYSS FM)
* Elk Meatballs
1 pkg Elk Burger
1 lb ground pork
2 tsp garlic
1 c. Romano Cheese
2 c. Italian Bread crumbs
1 tbsp Parsley
1 1/2 c water
3 c Panko crumbs
1 c. veg oil
Combine elk and pork in a large bowl. Add garlic, eggs, cheese, parsley, salt and pepper.
Blend bread crumbs into meat mixture. Slowly add the water 1/2 cup at a time. The mixture should be very moist but still hold its shape if rolled into meatballs. (I usually use about 1 1/4 cups of water). Shape into meatballs. Dip into panko.
Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet. Fry meatballs in batches. When the meatball is very brown and slightly crisp remove from the heat and drain on a paper towel. (If your mixture is too wet, cover the meatballs while they are cooking so that they hold their shape better.) I like to then put the meatballs into pasta sauce and let them simmer for 45 min before serving.
Of course you can do the same with beef burger. It is the BOMB! Or you can step it up a notch and try the Meatball Deathstar recipe from Epic Meal Time!
Keep checking back for more wild game recipes to come in the future, so that more people can enjoy MY MEAT!