Click here HuntingPA.com
Outdoor Community

Game Recipe Forum


Page 1 of 2 1 2 >
Topic Options
#2575942 - Thu Feb 09 2012 07:37 PM Deer Heart & Liver
SouthPaw0180 Offline
journeyman

Registered: Thu Mar 25 2010
Posts: 77
Loc: Lancaster, PA
I saved the heart and liver from my deer this past season. They've been in the freezer waiting for me to decide what do to with them. I know the usual liver and onions, but I'm stumped on the heart. Any suggestions?

Side Story: I would have asked my mom for advice but she swore off cooking the heart after my dad handed her one that was still WARM after a hunt close to the house!! jestera

Top
#2576068 - Thu Feb 09 2012 08:53 PM Re: Deer Heart & Liver [Re: SouthPaw0180]
OldeRooster Offline
apprentice

Registered: Sat Mar 18 2006
Posts: 40
Loc: Indiana County, Pennsylvania,U...
I made a great venison liver soup the other day, but still have a couple hearts in the freezer. If you come up with something different than stuffed heart please share it.

Top
#2576086 - Thu Feb 09 2012 09:02 PM Re: Deer Heart & Liver [Re: SouthPaw0180]
mallardmaniac Online   content
old hand

Registered: Tue Oct 11 2005
Posts: 843
Loc: pittsburgh
i pickled one once. last time i fried it. i got an elk heart im waiting to try on some unsuspecting folks someday. im not a huge organ eater myself but i do like to try things and see how it taste
_________________________
We Are...PENN STATE

Top
#2576102 - Thu Feb 09 2012 09:08 PM Re: Deer Heart & Liver [Re: SouthPaw0180]
Borden811 Offline
Carpal \'Tunnel

Registered: Wed Sep 05 2007
Posts: 4283
Loc: Clearfield Co.
I usually just slice it about a quarter of an inch thick, season with a little garlic powder and onion powder, and get a skillet HOT with melted butter in it. Sear it brown on each side, and yank it out of the pan before it gets over done. I've had them pickeld, and they are good that way too. I've also dipped them in egg and then seasoned breadcrumbs or flour and fried as described above. All are good, if heart is your thing. I eat maybe one every 4 or 5 years. Never tried liver, as I don't care much for it.
_________________________
I think I'm an alright guy, I think I'm alright

Top
#2576638 - Fri Feb 10 2012 11:35 AM Re: Deer Heart & Liver [Re: SouthPaw0180]
Bucket Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: Tue Dec 02 2003
Posts: 1993
Loc: Clearfield Co.
I cook all my hearts and I do them only 1 of 2 ways...either slice, flour and fry in butter or stuff them with onion and garlic and boil them whole then slice and eat them dipped in spicy mustard as finger food.
_________________________
Why do they call it common sense when it is so rare.

Top
#2576645 - Fri Feb 10 2012 11:39 AM Re: Deer Heart & Liver [Re: SouthPaw0180]
smithPAbradford Offline
Pooh-Bah

Registered: Fri Jan 27 2006
Posts: 1889
Loc: bradford /Sullivan Co.
i picke them as well then save them for finger food at camp during pitch or poker games.
_________________________
A womans bousm is the hardest rock the all mighty ever created......and I can find no sighn on it.

Top
#2577111 - Fri Feb 10 2012 05:21 PM Re: Deer Heart & Liver [Re: SouthPaw0180]
Joe the Logger Offline
Carpal \'Tunnel

Registered: Wed Jan 05 2011
Posts: 3372
Loc: North Eastern,Pa
One of my Aunts ( Now Deceased) would take the livers as soon as we came back, clean them up and slice with an old electric knife. She then soaked them overnight in milk or buttermilk, and fried the next night with onions. I"m not a big liver eater, but that milk bath does something to it that makes it fantastic.
_________________________
"Be nice, until its time to not be nice" (Patrick Swayze...Roadhouse)

Top
#2582567 - Tue Feb 14 2012 10:18 PM Re: Deer Heart & Liver [Re: SouthPaw0180]
bigbear Offline
Carpal \'Tunnel

Registered: Thu May 06 2004
Posts: 2583
Loc: PA
Hearts get pickled. Livers get left in the woods.
_________________________
Iím a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.

Top
#2583391 - Wed Feb 15 2012 04:11 PM Re: Deer Heart & Liver [Re: bigbear]
Bob Stinson Offline
member

Registered: Mon Aug 29 2011
Posts: 162
Loc: Michigan
Recently I have been saving the hearts ang grinding them when I make sausage . I also like them stuffewd with bread stuffing and baked. The livers I sometimes keep and fry but I am the only one in my hunting group that eats liver.

Top
#2583480 - Wed Feb 15 2012 05:16 PM Re: Deer Heart & Liver [Re: SouthPaw0180]
Guest2 Offline
Stopped counting

Registered: Fri Dec 26 2003
Posts: 18382
Loc: York Co (Hunt 3B)
Just do the deer heart like you do beef heart...slice, bread, salt/pepper and fry.
_________________________


Top
Page 1 of 2 1 2 >


Google Ads
HuntingPA Sponsors
60X Custom Strings
ADT Security
Arrowhead
FoxPro
Growing Up With Guns
Hilltop Seeds
Hunting GPS Maps
Huntworth Gear
James Creek Outfitters
Knob Mountain Kennel
Lancaster Archery
Lowes Whitetail Scents
Martz Gap Hunting Preserve
Midwest Turkey Call Supply
Magees Optics
Mt. Hope Game Preserve
Night Eyes Predator Lights
No Limits Outdoors
On-Point Outfitters
Outdoorsman's Insight Magazine
Pheasants Forever
Premier Hunting Adventures
Randy Kuntz's Taxidermy
Realtree
Stony Gun & Archery
TrailCamPro
Two Bear Outfitters
Ultimate Camo
Who's Online
289 registered (10der222, 6.5-284BMF, 3shotjoe, 7600, 2-State Archer, 27 invisible), 608 Guests and 15 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Google Ads
Newest Members
furtaker85, Eric Sargent, dpalumbo, Jdprdise, BlacknTan
34027 Registered Users
Recent Posts
Tree Stand Windows
by outofstater
Wild Hogs or Not.????
by Wiz
the fun begins!
by USAF_SP
CWD Moves Closer To SW Pennsylvania
by outofstater
How many Pa. Predator Hunters hunt daytime?
by Hunterknapp16
Huge unscored Franklin county buck from 1962
by Jdprdise
Bluing soldered shot gun barrels
by Wiz
New Topics
Need Good gunsmith
by foxhunter50
37 minutes 43 seconds ago
Possibly Funny Photo of the Day 2/1/2015
by Bates
41 minutes 28 seconds ago
Huge unscored Franklin county buck from 1962
by Jdprdise
45 minutes 8 seconds ago
bounty
by codychad2003
46 minutes 25 seconds ago
WTB: .243 Bullets
by gumby40
Today at 05:55 PM
Bison Hunting
by TexterMountain
Today at 05:53 PM
4" vanes
by mathewsshtr
Today at 05:23 PM
Top Posters
great white hunter 36073
RonM 31817
RB-HPA 28169
Bluetick 24397
DennyF 23081
TATERDAVID 22811
SigPro2340 21483
DIYASUB 21054
Peppy 20919
timberdoodle 19766
Forum Stats
34027 Members
98 Forums
117980 Topics
1493248 Posts

Max Online: 2060 @ Mon Dec 01 2014 08:50 PM