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Deer Brain with brown butter



  • 1 deer brain
  • 100 grams flour
  • 150 grams butter
  • 1/2 lemon
  • chopped parsley
  • salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350F
  2. Cut the brain in half length-wise and dip it into the mixture of flour, salt and pepper.
  3. In a very hot saucepan, add 50 g of butter. When the butter stops sizzling, brown the two parts of the brain. Coat regularly with butter. Cook in the oven at 350°F for about 5 minutes.
  4. Take out of the oven and set the brains aside.
  5. Add the rest of the butter (100 g) to the saucepan and cook over low heat until it browns and starts smelling like hazelnut. Add a dash of lemon juice to stop the cooking, and add parsley. Adjust the seasoning.
  6. Coat the brains with the brown butter and serve.

RECIPE Deer eyeball Tempura
For the dipping sauce:
1/2 cup vegetable stock
4 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp sweet chili sauce
2 tbsp dry sherry
1 inch ginger root, grated
Sprigs of cilantro, to garnish
For the tempura:
Vegetable oil
4 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp salt
3 large egg whites
1 lb mixed vegetables; spinach leaves, halved mushrooms, sliced sweet potato, squash, eggplant, red pepper
deer eyes fresh and cleaned
To make the dipping sauce place the stock, soy sauce, chili sauce, sherry, and ginger in a large pan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, heat 1 1/2 inches of oil in a wok.

Mix together the cornstarch and salt. Whisk together the egg whites and 4 tbsp of very cold water until light and frothy. Dust the vegetable pieces and eyes with the cornstarch, then dip in the frothy egg; deep-fry in batches for 4 minutes until golden.

Drain on paper towels.

Pour the sauce into small bowls.

Pile the vegetables onto serving plates and serve with the dipping sauce.


But seriously, if DNR says to stay away from it... I wouldn't eat this stuff.


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not in my wildest dreams, although I did try some "mountain oysters" last year in Neb.

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Found these recipes.  Not for me, but just passin it along since there was that thread in the campfire section.  eyeballs.... who eats eyeballs?  Given me the shakes thinkin about it.  food that stares back atcha


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