Country Fried Elk/Deer (Wild Game) Steak

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

A Delicious way to prepare your wild game even if guests are coming over! They will love it! You will need an apron (a messy recipe to make) 3 medium bowls, A large skillet, a set of cooking tongs and paper towels or napkins .

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. First, Thaw your steaks. Then use a meat tenderizer to hammer the steaks on both sides. If you don't have a tenderizer you can use a knife and hit the steak in a parallel hatching pattern, then cross hatch them, on both sides. (BE CAREFUL!) Set aside.
  2. Second, set out your 3 medium bowls. In the first one put 1 cup flour, and 3 tsp of lemon pepper and mix. The second bowl is your beaten eggs. The third bowl will be 1 cup of breadcrumbs mixed with your barbecue seasoning/season salt.
  3. Next, put a large skillet on the stove. Melt your 2 to 3 TBSP of vegetable Shortening on medium low.
  4. (You will want to start with your thickest Steak and end with your thinnest.) Take a steak with your fingers (if you don't mind globby fingers) or a set of tongs, and dredge it in the flour mixture on all sides. Then dredge it in the egg mixture (all sides) followed by the breadcrumb mixture. Carefully place in the skillet. Repeat this process until all steaks are in the skillet.
  5. Cook for approximately 6 minutes on each side. Check the center of your thickest steak with a knife before removing them from the heat. It should be just slightly pink or medium well done. (Its not a good idea to under or overcook wild game) Place the steak on a paper towel covered serving platter (to absorb the excess oil).
  6. Serve hot and enjoy!


Most Helpful

I tried this with old lemon pepper and the flavor was off. I will be trying this again with fresh pepper. I always am looking for recipes for game. I used tender loin elk steaks that didn't need tenderizing, they cut with a butter knife!

Mrs. Ellis January 16, 2010

This was YUMMY! And I'm a hard sell on most game. My dtr helped and I thought they were too salty until she admitted she had salted them before dredging!! The ones I did were perfect. Always looking for new ways to serve the elk my dh brings home. Served w/mashed potatoes and country gravy. Very tender. Thanks for posting.

Crazy2day February 25, 2009

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