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OT Chicken Fried Backstrap

GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,457

I love grilled foods. I love smoked foods. I love bbq. But right up there (maybe even higher) is a good chicken fried backstrap. Right behind that is chicken fried steak. I didn't grow up hunting, but married into a family with a ranch and lots of deer running around. While my father-in-law no longer hunts, my brother-in-law does. This past Fall, he took me out and kept me company while I took down my first deer and then taught me how to field dress and process it. There's just a sense of accomplishement and pride of procuring your own meat. The hunters here will know what I'm talking about. For some reason, we haven't used any of the meat from that deer until last night.

Backstrap ready to be coated and fried

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Mrs. G helping out in the kitchen.

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If I could choose my last meal, this just might be it.

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I've loved chicken fried backstrap since the first time I had it, but the knowledge that I shot this deer, that I was responsible for it being on our table, somehow made it taste even better. Imagine chicken fried steak, but more tender and with just a bit of a difference in taste. We didn't even need to use a knife to cut it, it was so tender. I'll say it again. I love bbq, but I love me some CFB just as much. Hope y'all don't mind I went OT on this one. :))

Richardson, Texas

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Comments

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 14,446

    Now that is some gravy...... Nice steak also.

    Griff you said "took down my first deer and then taught me how to field dress and process it. There's just a sense of accomplishement and pride of procuring your own meat".  Mine was a very large sense of nausea and some tears. Our company kept several leases for years and years, I never hunted again. I put people out and cooked. When I think about it  now all I can see is Nellys eyes looking back at me...

    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini.... 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015

  • six_eggsix_egg Posts: 594

    I am so hungry right now. Nice looking CFB. The nieghbors and I have cook outs almost every week end. We do all kinds of stuff. Deer is one of them. I will have to post pics of it.

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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,457

    Hunting is not for everybody, Mickey. Nothing wrong with that. I was nervous at first, but then filled with adrenaline afterwards. Deer are cute, but they are just another source of food in my eyes.

    @six-egg would love to see some pics of deer cooks.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 14,446
    edited March 2013
    Griffin said:

    Hunting is not for everybody, Mickey. Nothing wrong with that. I was nervous at first, but then filled with adrenaline afterwards. Deer are cute, but they are just another source of food in my eyes.

    @six-egg would love to see some pics of deer cooks.

    Did you catch the fact that Nelly (my poodle) was not in sight when you got to Salado

     

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    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini.... 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015

  • calikingcaliking Posts: 5,363
    I don't hunt, but I kinda see what you're talking about. Especially when its slathered in gravy! Looks deelish.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
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  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,457

    I'm a bit confused @Mickey. You know I would never hurt Nelly or any other dog. I love dogs.

    @caliking - everything is better slathered in gravy!

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 4,952
    Don't mind the OT at all Griffin.  That looks amazing!   My wife doesn't care for venison, but I bet she would go for that. 


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg wing. 
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  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 2,344
    Looks good Griffin. That's the kind of food I was raised on and still enjoy today. Fried up like that is the best way to do it but next time your egging, put a little Dales sauce or your favorite marinade and maybe a little rub on some backstrap and toss it on the egg. It is wonderful. Be careful with the marinade it can overpower the backstrap pretty quickly. The backstrap will cook pretty fast too.

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  • RACRAC Posts: 1,226
    That look's awesome Griff. My wife makes  the best CFB / CFS to. You can tell by the gravy that you know what your doing.

    Ricky

    Spring, TX

  • MickeyMickey Posts: 14,446
    @Griffin Just pulling your chain my friend. :o3
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini.... 5th Salado EggFest is March 14, 2015

  • Solson005Solson005 Posts: 1,841
    Looks good, I love OT posts that show great meals, does not bother me one bit!
    Large & Small BGE, CGW Two-Tier Swing Rack for BOTH EGGS, Spider for the Wok, eggCARTen & and Cedar Pergola my Eggs call home in Edmond, OK. 
  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,457

    @SmokeyPitt -just tell her its chicken fried steak. ;)

    @shtgunal3 - that sounds good.

    @RAC - the wifey knows what she's doing with the gravy. I have no idea how to make gravy. I leave that to her. :))

    @Mickey - no worries, give Nelly a scratch behind the ears for me.

    @Solson005 - I didn't think many people would be bothered. Glad you aren't.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • TUTTLE871TUTTLE871 Posts: 1,316

    That CFS looks pretty solid, as I always tell my wife make sure my last meal Is Chicken Fried Venison. Your Gravy looks like you used the excess oil from the cooking and did it country style.

    I have been telling my wife I want to make this and she keeps telling me summer is coming and something about weight and lake, I dont know I tuned her out.

    "Hold my beer and watch this S##T!"

    LARGE BGE DALLAS TX.

  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,457
    =)) Yeah, Stace used the oil from the gravy.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • allsidallsid Posts: 357
    Looks fantastic!  Back strap was the first taste of venison I ever had and it was wonderful with just salt & pepper sautéed in butter.  I cannot imagine how good your CFVBS was!

    Thanks for sharing-
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 11,750
    I haven't found good cfs in TN so the thing i look for when I'm in TX is just that. I've been deer hunting a few times but haven't got one. In TN they're a nuisance and the TWRA has really opened up hunting regs. I see deer as a cow or pig. I've never looked into a fish's eyes and seen anything other than hushpuppies. Nelly now is a different sorry as is Lucy, my spiked mini schnauzer.
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  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 9,190
    edited March 2013
    henapple said:
    I haven't found good cfs in TN so the thing i look for when I'm in TX is just that. I've been deer hunting a few times but haven't got one. In TN they're a nuisance and the TWRA has really opened up hunting regs. I see deer as a cow or pig. I've never looked into a fish's eyes and seen anything other than hushpuppies. Nelly now is a different sorry as is Lucy, my spiked mini schnauzer.
    The controversy with horse meat is interesting too. For some, they are held on a higher plane than other livestock. Others, they are just that livestock. Who wants jello?
  • Plano_JJPlano_JJ Posts: 448
    Looks great Griffin. Try this if you have a fully intact backstrap. Coat it lightly with EVOO, then cover it with Uncle Chris' Steak seasoning and let it sit in the fridge overnight covered. Grill to medium. Outstanding.
  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,386
    edited March 2013
    Mickey said:

    Mine was a very large sense of nausea and some tears. Our company kept several leases for years and years, I never hunted again. I put people out and cooked. When I think about it  now all I can see is Nellys eyes looking back at me...

    You might not have handled this real well Mickey. :D  You shoulda seen the T-Bones off of this thing!

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    Mike

    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
  • U_tardedU_tarded Posts: 1,211
    BOWHUNR said:


    Mickey said:

    Mine was a very large sense of nausea and some tears. Our company kept several leases for years and years, I never hunted again. I put people out and cooked. When I think about it  now all I can see is Nellys eyes looking back at me...


    You might not have handled this real well Mickey. :D  You shoulda seen the T-Bones off of this thing!

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    Mike


    You ain't putting that on a mini

  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 1,824

    Looks outstanding, @Griffin!  Definitely one of my favorites as well.  You should try it with grits sometime.  ;)

     

    @Mickey, I love me some Beagle on the BGE.  ;)  That what she gets for climbing on the furniture.  :D image

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  • BOWHUNRBOWHUNR Posts: 1,386
    @Dyal_SC  That is friggen hilarious!!

    Mike

    I'm ashamed what I did for a Klondike Bar!!

    Omaha, NE
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 14,446
    edited March 2013

    @Dyal_SC  You are a sic puppy

    :o3
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  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 1,824
    lol... My wife was somewhat disturbed when I did that awhile back. I promise my beagles are ok. :) If I recall, I think they each got a chicken wing. ;)
    2014 Co-Wing King
  • Dyal_SCDyal_SC Posts: 1,824
    @Griffin, have you ever used panko in addition to the flour? I've been using that a lot lately. Adds a nice extra crunch.
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  • SaltySamSaltySam Posts: 337

    It's pretty much guaranteed that putting the words "chicken fried" in front of anything makes it delicious.  To be honest, I'd never even heard the term backstrap before.  No clue what it was.  It could have been a leather belt for all I knew, but hell...a chicken fried leather belt probably tastes pretty good.   Turns out it's deer tenderloin. 

    In my Google search for "backstrap", I saw that one of the most popular methods of preparing it is to cut them about 2" thick, wrapping them with thick bacon and grilling, much like filet mignon.  If you have any backstrap left, I'd love to see you do a writeup on that method as well. 

         

     

    LBGE since June 2012

    Omaha, NE

  • GriffinGriffin Posts: 6,457
    Backstrap and tenderloin are different cuts. Backstrapis outside the rib cage, tenderloin is more towards the back on the inside toward the pelvis. Still have two tenderloins and one Backstrap left.

    Richardson, Texas

    Griffin's Grub or you can find me on Facebook

    The Supreme Potentate, Sovereign Commander and Sultan of Wings

     

  • shtgunal3shtgunal3 Posts: 2,344
    We call the ones on the inside the "inner loins ". I took a small piece of inner loin last night wrapped in bacon and threw on the egg. It was real good.
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  • WolfpackWolfpack Posts: 1,083
    @griffin It's a southern thing- wouldn't trade my time in the woods for anything. Can't wait to start taking my 2 year old with me. Looks fantastic.
    Greensboro, NC
  • JscottJscott Posts: 174
    Another fantastic idea Griff! Thanks!
    Please share the gravy recipe, it looks fantastic and I'm sure my SWMBO would really enjoy it too.
    I agree and share your sentiment for hunting, but I'm more of a fly fisherman and the outdoors and challenge are what it is all about!
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