Yep, we got them deer this year! Heck, we shot 'em with bows and arrows, muzzleloaders, and AK 47s, not to mention the thirty-aught sixes. Did we do any good? Sure did. The papers were full of dead deer pictures and proud hunters, from a four-year-old Porkers Chapel shooter to a 90 year old geezer from Bigfoot.
Now, with a freezer full of deer meat, we’re in good shape as we enter the second year of the George 'Herbert Hoover' Bush Depression, and, since we’re going to eat a lot of deer, this is a great time for some of our kitchen heroes to really get creative. Heck, I'll bet we've got some
something French, like mountain oysters sautéed in their own juices. Makes your mouth water, don’t it?
But there's so much more. You know, if you’ve watched some of those exotic food shows on TV, there’re a lot of animal parts, we usually throw to the dog, that other folks eat. Let’s start with deer tongue? Deer tongue? Sure, the French would rather eat horse or cow tongue than a sirloin steak. How about a sliced and fried deer tongue sandwich on toasted white bread for junior’s lunch? I’ll guarantee you he’ll have a school lunch that will really stand out.
But folks we haven’t scratched the surface when it comes to edible deer parts. How about sautéed deer brains as a side dish this Christmas? I know you think I'm pulling your leg, but no. In south
"Hummmmm! The very best part of the squirrel!" She'd always say.
Okay, if Grandmother can eat squirrel brains, what about deer brains? Don't we eat calf brains? So guys, when you bring home a big buck, get out the hammer, whack that deer head, pull out a mess of brains and throw ‘em in the sink. Then say, “Honey, I want them brains medium rare.”
Well, there’s so much more tasty food we can get from a deer. Just think of the unusual dishes we’d get, if we’d let a Cajun, Chinese, and a French cook into an
Well, cooking is one thing, but every good cook needs fresh ingredients, so this may take a trip to the deer camp. I strongly recommend you arrive well before lunch. An arrival late in the day would be embarrassing to all, and instead of getting your special ingredients, you’d probably be recruited to head for the hospital with those hunters that had staggered into the campfire. So, try to arrive around 11:00 A. M. just as the hunters are coming in from a morning hunt and pick out the biggest deer of the bunch. Then, pointing to the big deer, say,
“Bubba, get me two fruit jars of blood, the tongue, the mountain oysters, eyes, ears, innards, and, oh yeah, don’t forget the hooves and put ‘em in this Wal-Mart sack."
After you have your sack full of delicacies, thank everyone, and say this, "What time is supper? Y'all have been so helpful, I'm gonna go home and cook these up, and I'll be back later to serve them.
Well, don't bother to show back up either, because the guys will spend the rest of the day moving camp .