Venison Schnitzel

Venison schnitzel is one of my familys favorite meals.
Scnitzel with green peppercorn sauce, potoes and cabbage on a white plate pinit

Do you like eating healthy, free ranged meat that tastes amazing?

We all know that cooking healthy home made meals from scratch can consume a ton of time.

However cooking healthy venison dishes, like this schnitzel recipe at home is easy.

Tender, thin slices of wild meat coated in crispy breadcrumbs and fried golden. This venison schnitzel recipe is so tasty and a lot easier to make than you may think.

The golden crunchy coating and thin juicy meat inside. I’m sure you love it!

venison schnitzel with roasted potatoes and rosemary sprigs
venison schnitzel with garden roast potatoes

Cooking schnitzel is something I do a lot at home and it’s always well received. You can substitute the venison with wild pork if preferred.

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Venison meat

Ingredients you need for this recipe

This deer schnitzel recipe only requires simple ingredients:

Venison – back steak or similar cut

flour – all purpose

eggs – free ranged

milk – full fat

breadcrumbs European or panko

butter

oil – vegetable

How to make venison schnitzel

You will need an assembly line of three bowls to make the breaded schnitzel

Venison slices on a plate, pounding meat with a hammer and a chopping board with meat slices on it
venison schnitzel on a plate, one dish with flour, one dish with egg wash and one dish with bread crumbs
  • First you need to slice the meat against the grain
  • then pound the meat with a meat tenderizer (I like to put the meat slices inside a freezer bag and pound the outside of the bag. That way its no blood or meat splatter.)
  • Coat the meat well by dusting the slices in flour first, then dip them in the egg wash and finally coat them evenly in bread crumbs. I like to use standard bread crumbs for a European style crumbed schnitzel. However panco crumbs works fine too.

The schnitzels can be prepared and crumbed in advance and just fry the crumbed venison fresh before serving .

Venison meat is versatile, tasty and quick to prepare. You can read more ideas on how to cook venison here

How to cook crumbed schnitzel

Best way to cook schnitzel is to deep fry or gently pan fry them in a lot of butter.

For best pan frying result:
  • Heat a cast iron skillet frying pan,
  • pour in vegetable oil and a good size knob of butter.
  • Fry both side of the schnitzel on low to medium heat until golden brown and crispy.

Leftover schnitzel are great in a sandwich the next day.

You might like my recipe for venison stew with bacon and mushrooms as well

Equipment needed

Meat tenderizer

Breading bowls or trays

knife

chopping board

frying pan – cast iron skillet is best

Serving suggestions

I love venison schnitzel! The golden crunchy coating and thin juicy meat inside.

  • Serve with roast potatoes and a sauce. My favorite schnitzel sauce are mushroom or peppercorn sauce.
  • Or serve the schnitzels with spaghetti in tomato, garlic and herb sauce.
  • On it’s own with a lemon wedge is great too.

Read about how to grow stunning potatoes effortlessly at home here

Hunter gatherer food is healthy, natural and sustainable. Cooking and eating wild meat is the best way to enjoy food.

Read more ideas on hunting food here

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Venison Schnitzel

Best way to cook schnitzel is to deep fry or pan fry them. I prefer pan fried schnitzel. Gently fry them in a lot of butter until golden and crispy.

Prep Time 20 mins Cook Time 20 mins Total Time 40 mins Difficulty: Intermediate Servings: 4 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year

Ingredients

Recipe for schnitzel

Instructions

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    • Slice the meat about 1cm thick slices, put the meat inside a freezer bag and bang the slices with a meat tenderizer.
    • Whisk egg, milk, salt and pepper in a bowl. In a separate bowl add your flour and in another bowl the bread crumbs.
    • Dip the meat slices in flour first. All of the meat should be covered with a light dusting.
    • Then dip in the egg mixture and finish in the bread crumbs.
    • The meat should be well coated all over. 
    • Heat a pan, pour in oil and a good size knob of butter. Fry both side of the schnitzel on low to medium heat until golden brown. 
    • Serve with lemon wedges, mushroom sauce or peppercorn sauce. Ppounding schnitzelotatoes and seasonal vegetables
    venison schnitzel on a plate, one dish with flour, one dish with egg wash and one dish with bread crumbs

Note

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  1. this Venison Schnitzel is great! i didn’t have any venison on hand but i used another protein and it worked perfectly

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