Friday, December 3, 2010

Steak Fingers


It's not just chickens that have "fingers".  Other animals have them, too.

Using Paula Deen's Fried Chicken recipe as my starting point, I made venison fingers.  You could just as easily use beef, pork and of course, chicken, to make these.  I bet it would work with some veggies, too, like strips of zucchini.

I started by cutting a 1-pound venison roast into strips that were about 3/8-inch x 3/8-inch x 3-inches and patting them dry with a paper towel.  I dipped them into a mixture of 1 egg beaten with about 1/4 or 1/3 cup of Louisiana hot sauce.  Then I rolled them in a mixture of a cup of self-rising flour with about a teaspoon of seasoned salt mixed in.  I then deep-fried them in peanut oil, in small batches, for about 4 minutes per batch.

We all loved these just as they were, but they might be good dipped in Ranch, barbecue or other sauces.


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I'm not planning on buying anything today, but here are yesterday's totals.  Geez, I really blew it as far as buying only what we need goes.  I bought a whole pork loin, for starters.  Pork was the one meat missing from our freezer, and I have seen it on sale for a while, so I thought I'd better buy some while it was.  I also stocked up on the baking supplies for all those treats I mentioned on December 1.  And of course, the ever present chips, which we can't seem to do without.  However, I am going to try to make more homemade salty snacks this month to take place of some of those chips.

2 dozen farm-fresh eggs, 8 blocks cream cheese, 8 lb. boneless pork loin (will make at least 11 meals for us), 7 bags of chocolate chips, 3 bags (4 lb. each) sugar, 2 lb. bacon, 5 lb. unbleached flour, 5 lb. clementines, 2 boxes stuffing mix, 2 cans pork & beans, 1 can green beans, 1 can evaporated milk, 1 can cranberry sauce (all canned goods and stuffing were in the clearance bin), 1 gal. whole milk, 1 qt. half & half, 1 pt. sour cream, 2 lb. butter, 2 boxes snack crackers, 2 bags tortilla chips, 1 bag potato chips, 1 bag cheese curls, 1 bag pretzels.

Groceries* Purchased 12/2: $69.43
Total Groceries* Purchases for December: $69.43
Money Spent on Dining Out: $0.00

* Edible items only.

5 comments:

Frances said...

I would say that amount is not too bad for all that you got.

Frances said...

As a Southern girl, I just have to add that you can dip just about anything in egg and flour, fry it up and it will be deliciuos!

Melynda said...

They look great! I have yet to develop a "taste" for game meat, I know I know, I'm such a baby! Take a few raisins and enter here, it's fun!

http://momssundaycafe.blogspot.com/2010/12/december-culinary-smackdown.html

(please) And there will be a nice prize for the winner!

Lisa B. said...

The fingers look yummy.

You got some great buys!

Annie Jones said...

Frances: I know it's not that much, but it felt like a lot all at once! I did get some great deals, though. The cream cheese was 49¢ for 8 oz.!

And yes, breading and frying does make anything taste good!

Melynda: Unfortunately, I kind of feel about raisins the way you do about game meat. I like them straight out of the box, but usually avoid them cooked in anything.

Lisa B: Did you take advantage of those same buys at Price Chopper?