texashuntingforum.com logo
Main Menu
Advertisement
Affiliates
Advertisement
Newest Members
Highlightreel31, NMAOhunting, jpbanta, shawresse, Espadon
68450 Registered Users
Top Posters(All Time)
dogcatcher 107,728
bill oxner 84,486
stxranchman 57,460
SnakeWrangler 57,218
RKHarm24 44,585
rifleman 44,461
Gravytrain 42,582
BMD 41,172
Forum Statistics
Forums46
Topics604,130
Posts11,320,016
Members83,450
Most Online19,184
Feb 5th, 2020
Print Thread
Heart. Itís whats for dinner. #7424508 02/04/19 07:50 PM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 3,627
6
68A Online Content OP
Extreme Tracker
OP Online Content
Extreme Tracker
6
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 3,627
I like to pull the heart out of the deer I shoot. Slice them into strips, coat them with evoo, garlic salt and pepper, and pan fry. Anyone else eat the heart?

Re: Heart. Itís whats for dinner. [Re: 68A] #7424529 02/04/19 08:10 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 3,035
H
HoldPoint Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
H
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 3,035
I like to cook heart for my buddies and not tell them what they are eating until after they are finished. Nobody has spit it out yet....I've learned the hotter the skillet the better

Re: Heart. Itís whats for dinner. [Re: 68A] #7424536 02/04/19 08:20 PM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 3,627
6
68A Online Content OP
Extreme Tracker
OP Online Content
Extreme Tracker
6
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 3,627
Iíve also breaded and chicken fried it but trying to be healthier.

Re: Heart. Itís whats for dinner. [Re: 68A] #7424559 02/04/19 08:42 PM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 57,218
S
SnakeWrangler Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
S
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 57,218
My wife just sent me a picture of the chicken hearts (my favorite) that she picked up at HEB today.....they will be long gone before I get home.... bang


Originally Posted by Sneaky
I believe in science and I’m an insufferable dickhead
Originally Posted by beaversnipe
Actually, BBC is pretty damn good

"You Cannot Simultaneously Be Politically Correct And Intellectually Honest!"
Re: Heart. Itís whats for dinner. [Re: 68A] #7424648 02/04/19 10:31 PM
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 84,486
bill oxner Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 84,486
Ate it when I was growing up.


Quail hunting is like walking into, and out of a beautiful painting all day long. Gene Hill


[Linked Image]




Re: Heart. Itís whats for dinner. [Re: 68A] #7424795 02/05/19 12:30 AM
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 4,061
M
majekman Online Content
Extreme Tracker
Online Content
Extreme Tracker
M
Joined: Oct 2009
Posts: 4,061
Love deer and beef heart....smothered in brown gravy with onions and mushrooms

Re: Heart. Itís whats for dinner. [Re: 68A] #7424846 02/05/19 01:04 AM
Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 1,001
T
TXSIGNGUY Offline
Pro Tracker
Offline
Pro Tracker
T
Joined: Sep 2015
Posts: 1,001
We eat all our hearts when their not damaged.
We slice them into strips as well but we place them in a butter dish with a lid soaking in half & half Worcester and Teriaki sauce with Onions, bell peppers and seasonings. Cook on high heat in my Wok and serve on flat biscuits with salsa & guacamole...
Great eating!

Re: Heart. Itís whats for dinner. [Re: 68A] #7424964 02/05/19 03:49 AM
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 5,243
P
Palehorse Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
Offline
THF Trophy Hunter
P
Joined: Oct 2007
Posts: 5,243
Heart makes good fajita strips too. A deer heart just very big so it doesn't make much. I was surprised how big a pronghorn heart is. Was able to get a few servings from one.


"One cannot be a mediocre squirrel hunter, and at the same time a skillful deer hunter. The two techniques go together." Francis E. Sell
Re: Heart. Itís whats for dinner. [Re: 68A] #7424992 02/05/19 04:46 AM
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 68
A
Alan S. Offline
Outdoorsman
Offline
Outdoorsman
A
Joined: Aug 2008
Posts: 68
My dad used to say heart and tongue were the best eating and theyíd always eat in camp but I dunno, Iíve had it, was not bad at all, but he also Loved beef liver so there ya go. Guess I need to some experimentation. . .I always keep it anyways wth

Re: Heart. Itís whats for dinner. [Re: Alan S.] #7425068 02/05/19 01:02 PM
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 84,486
bill oxner Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 84,486
Originally Posted by Alan S.
My dad used to say heart and tongue were the best eating and they’d always eat in camp but I dunno, I’ve had it, was not bad at all, but he also Loved beef liver so there ya go. Guess I need to some experimentation. . .I always keep it anyways wth


It was always called calf liver when served at restaurants. I think they might have lied.


Quail hunting is like walking into, and out of a beautiful painting all day long. Gene Hill


[Linked Image]




Re: Heart. Itís whats for dinner. [Re: 68A] #7425093 02/05/19 01:33 PM
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 36,019
R
redchevy Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
R
Joined: Oct 2004
Posts: 36,019
Have eaten it several times and liked it. It isn't a piece we often keep, but I have on occasion. Had it chicken fried and just pan fried. Important to get as much of the connective type tissue out so it isn't too chewy.


It's hell eatin em live
Re: Heart. Itís whats for dinner. [Re: 68A] #7425151 02/05/19 02:42 PM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 11,578
P
PMK Offline
THF Celebrity
Offline
THF Celebrity
P
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 11,578
my mother used to require us to bring both the heart & liver home and she would German fry it. both were great to me since we didn't get it very often, so was kinda special. She would merely put a little oil (or bacon grease) to cover the bottom in a cast iron skillet over low heat, cut heart/liver into thin strips and roll in seasoned flour (just salt & black pepper). Lay floured strips in skillet and put a lid on (steaming effect) for 6-8 minutes to brown one side, remove lid, flip meat, replace the lid for another 6-8 minutes. That was also the method I grew up eating most of our venison too. It came out with a very light browned soft flour crust, much lighter than using egg wash & flour most people associate with chicken fried ... she would then use the grease & drippings to make gravy.


"everyone that lives dies but not everyone who dies lived..."

~PMK~
Re: Heart. Itís whats for dinner. [Re: 68A] #7425158 02/05/19 02:51 PM
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 4,457
C
CitySlickerHunter Online Happy
Extreme Tracker
Online Happy
Extreme Tracker
C
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 4,457
food


"I can't be over gunned because the animal can't be over dead"-Elmer Keith
10/30/2012 I VOTED for The American
Re: Heart. Itís whats for dinner. [Re: 68A] #7425523 02/05/19 10:05 PM
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 906
F
Flashprism Offline
Tracker
Offline
Tracker
F
Joined: Nov 2011
Posts: 906
Heart was a regular part of our menu. Beef and or deer. My mother would make sauerbratten. Cut heart in pieces 1inch sq. dredge in flour and brown in butter. Put in pressure cooker with 1 cup vinegar, 2 onions cut up, 4 to 6 bay leaves, 1 1/2 tablespoon of sugar, 1 1/2 cup water, 1 tablespoon, beef granules, 1 table spoon olive oil. cook for 40 minutes under pressure. add corn starch to thicken. Great over rice or spaetzle

Last edited by Flashprism; 02/05/19 10:05 PM.
Re: Heart. Itís whats for dinner. [Re: Flashprism] #7425560 02/05/19 11:00 PM
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 4,457
C
CitySlickerHunter Online Happy
Extreme Tracker
Online Happy
Extreme Tracker
C
Joined: Apr 2006
Posts: 4,457
Originally Posted by Flashprism
Heart was a regular part of our menu. Beef and or deer. My mother would make sauerbratten. Cut heart in pieces 1inch sq. dredge in flour and brown in butter. Put in pressure cooker with 1 cup vinegar, 2 onions cut up, 4 to 6 bay leaves, 1 1/2 tablespoon of sugar, 1 1/2 cup water, 1 tablespoon, beef granules, 1 table spoon olive oil. cook for 40 minutes under pressure. add corn starch to thicken. Great over rice or spaetzle

happy3


"I can't be over gunned because the animal can't be over dead"-Elmer Keith
10/30/2012 I VOTED for The American
Re: Heart. Itís whats for dinner. [Re: 68A] #7425582 02/05/19 11:29 PM
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 35,784
txshntr Offline
T-Rex Arms
Offline
T-Rex Arms
Joined: Sep 2010
Posts: 35,784
Haven't made it in a long time but used to cut it into strips and make foil wraps with whatever seasoning, peppers, onions, etc I had on hand. Would just put it under the coals in the fire and serve it hot. Was really good and everyone that ate it loved it...but didn't tell them what it was until they were done. Might have to do it again next year grin


Re: Heart. Itís whats for dinner. [Re: txshntr] #7425626 02/06/19 12:26 AM
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 21,001
skinnerback Offline
THF Celebrity Chef
Offline
THF Celebrity Chef
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 21,001
Awesome.

Re: Heart. Itís whats for dinner. [Re: 68A] #7428848 02/09/19 12:44 PM
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 30,100
HWY_MAN Online Content
THF Celebrity
Online Content
THF Celebrity
Joined: May 2006
Posts: 30,100
Pop wasn't much of a cook but when we were deer hunting he'd cook heart and bacon together then make gravy and served it over biscuits in the morning. In the evening he would cook liver and onions and we'd eat it with toast made from Mom's sourdough mix. She's make us a couple of loafs to take with us. Wow that brought back some memories and a couple of tears, miss my my old Pop! Every now and then when I'm on the ranch I'll run into certain smells (especially when wet) that remind me of the times I was hunting with Pop down on the Pecos. I was about 8 or 9 years old and just trying to keep up with my long legged Pop, I was carrying an 03 Springfield with Lyman Peep sights. One particular day we had run rims all morning and Pop decided to stop and we ate our sandwiches, this little guy was worn out. I laid down with my head on Pop's leg and must have slept for and hour, he never moved a muscle until I woke up. It's funny how certain things can trigger old memories.

Last edited by HWY_MAN; 02/09/19 12:46 PM.

Yes! A Weatherby does kill them deader.
Re: Heart. Itís whats for dinner. [Re: HWY_MAN] #7428890 02/09/19 02:12 PM
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 21,001
skinnerback Offline
THF Celebrity Chef
Offline
THF Celebrity Chef
Joined: May 2011
Posts: 21,001
Originally Posted by HWY_MAN
Pop wasn't much of a cook but when we were deer hunting he'd cook heart and bacon together then make gravy and served it over biscuits in the morning. In the evening he would cook liver and onions and we'd eat it with toast made from Mom's sourdough mix. She's make us a couple of loafs to take with us. Wow that brought back some memories and a couple of tears, miss my my old Pop! Every now and then when I'm on the ranch I'll run into certain smells (especially when wet) that remind me of the times I was hunting with Pop down on the Pecos. I was about 8 or 9 years old and just trying to keep up with my long legged Pop, I was carrying an 03 Springfield with Lyman Peep sights. One particular day we had run rims all morning and Pop decided to stop and we ate our sandwiches, this little guy was worn out. I laid down with my head on Pop's leg and must have slept for and hour, he never moved a muscle until I woke up. It's funny how certain things can trigger old memories.



That's a great story Sir.

Re: Heart. Itís whats for dinner. [Re: skinnerback] #7429065 02/09/19 05:07 PM
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 3,627
6
68A Online Content OP
Extreme Tracker
OP Online Content
Extreme Tracker
6
Joined: Sep 2012
Posts: 3,627
Originally Posted by skinnerback
Originally Posted by HWY_MAN
Pop wasn't much of a cook but when we were deer hunting he'd cook heart and bacon together then make gravy and served it over biscuits in the morning. In the evening he would cook liver and onions and we'd eat it with toast made from Mom's sourdough mix. She's make us a couple of loafs to take with us. Wow that brought back some memories and a couple of tears, miss my my old Pop! Every now and then when I'm on the ranch I'll run into certain smells (especially when wet) that remind me of the times I was hunting with Pop down on the Pecos. I was about 8 or 9 years old and just trying to keep up with my long legged Pop, I was carrying an 03 Springfield with Lyman Peep sights. One particular day we had run rims all morning and Pop decided to stop and we ate our sandwiches, this little guy was worn out. I laid down with my head on Pop's leg and must have slept for and hour, he never moved a muscle until I woke up. It's funny how certain things can trigger old memories.



That's a great story Sir.


Indeed. Thanks for sharing.

Re: Heart. Itís whats for dinner. [Re: skinnerback] #7429436 02/10/19 12:29 AM
Joined: Jun 2014
Posts: 344
C
CassCounty Offline
Bird Dog
Offline
Bird Dog
C
Joined: Jun 2014
Posts: 344
Originally Posted by skinnerback
Originally Posted by HWY_MAN
Pop wasn't much of a cook but when we were deer hunting he'd cook heart and bacon together then make gravy and served it over biscuits in the morning. In the evening he would cook liver and onions and we'd eat it with toast made from Mom's sourdough mix. She's make us a couple of loafs to take with us. Wow that brought back some memories and a couple of tears, miss my my old Pop! Every now and then when I'm on the ranch I'll run into certain smells (especially when wet) that remind me of the times I was hunting with Pop down on the Pecos. I was about 8 or 9 years old and just trying to keep up with my long legged Pop, I was carrying an 03 Springfield with Lyman Peep sights. One particular day we had run rims all morning and Pop decided to stop and we ate our sandwiches, this little guy was worn out. I laid down with my head on Pop's leg and must have slept for and hour, he never moved a muscle until I woke up. It's funny how certain things can trigger old memories.



That's a great story Sir.

Re: Heart. Itís whats for dinner. [Re: 68A] #7429648 02/10/19 05:07 AM
Joined: Dec 2015
Posts: 4
B
BigGunby Offline
Green Horn
Offline
Green Horn
B
Joined: Dec 2015
Posts: 4
So I see every saying to fry it. Is there another way to cook it?

Re: Heart. Itís whats for dinner. [Re: HWY_MAN] #7433075 02/13/19 04:07 PM
Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 41
T
The Zen Master Offline
Light Foot
Offline
Light Foot
T
Joined: Feb 2019
Posts: 41
Originally Posted by HWY_MAN
Pop wasn't much of a cook but when we were deer hunting he'd cook heart and bacon together then make gravy and served it over biscuits in the morning. In the evening he would cook liver and onions and we'd eat it with toast made from Mom's sourdough mix. She's make us a couple of loafs to take with us. Wow that brought back some memories and a couple of tears, miss my my old Pop! Every now and then when I'm on the ranch I'll run into certain smells (especially when wet) that remind me of the times I was hunting with Pop down on the Pecos. I was about 8 or 9 years old and just trying to keep up with my long legged Pop, I was carrying an 03 Springfield with Lyman Peep sights. One particular day we had run rims all morning and Pop decided to stop and we ate our sandwiches, this little guy was worn out. I laid down with my head on Pop's leg and must have slept for and hour, he never moved a muscle until I woke up. It's funny how certain things can trigger old memories.


You sound like a lucky guy that had a GREAT dad! Here is my "old Springfield 03A3" with a few upgrades.

[Linked Image]

Re: Heart. Itís whats for dinner. [Re: 68A] #7433136 02/13/19 05:03 PM
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 2,114
S
Sirrah243 Offline
Veteran Tracker
Offline
Veteran Tracker
S
Joined: Nov 2009
Posts: 2,114
I've hunted deer for years but only recently started eating the heart. I trim it up real good and the fry it in real butter with onions and garlic. I serve it with warm corn tortillas. I regret all those years of leaving the heart in the gut pile. Liver? Nope, Never! The last time I ate liver I was 8 years old and was made to do it. In our house you ate what mom cooked or you didn't eat and if you chose not to eat you ate it anyway.


ďA hunt based only on the trophies taken falls far short of what the ultimate goal should be.Ē -Fred Bear
Previous Thread
Index
Next Thread

© 2004-2019 OUTDOOR SITES NETWORK all rights reserved USA and Worldwide
Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.3