Good friend Phesant from Wisconsin has struck again. :)
In the past, Phesant has shared his freshly caught walleye and home made pepper blend with me (which I loved!)
Recently he sent a package of walleye fillets and a container of bear grease for me to try.
I am looking forward to enjoying the fresh walleye but this was my first encounter with bear fat, I couldn't wait. :)
The bear fat had already been rendered down into a beautiful white lard. Looks just like the fine leaf lard from one of my homegrown pigs.
Phesant mentioned that bear lard makes great flaky biscuits so I decided to give it a try.
I cubed a venison hind roast..... (from fall hunting season)
seasoned with simple coarse salt and cracked black pepper...
dusted the meat with flour.....
Gave the venison a browning in some of the bear lard...
removed the venison from the pot and added onions and garlic.
The wild onions are showing now, so I couldn't resist adding a few to the pot...
When the onions and garlic were tender, I added the browned venison back into the pot...
Then came 2 cups of beef stock, 3/4 cup of bourbon and a couple pinches of marjoram, thyme and basil...
I placed the pot of buck and bourbon into the Hasty Bake cooker to simmer over the hot coals.
Then made a few biscuits using
2 cups of flour
1/4 cup of bear lard
3 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp salt
about 1 tsp sugar ( you can add more or less)
and 3/4 cup of milk
Combine the dry ingredients well, then work the lard in completely. Add the milk last..
I added the skillet of bear fat biscuits to the cooker... they took about 25 minutes to bake.
seasoned the pot with kosher salt and cracked black pepper...
The buck and bourbon with a bear fat biscuit.....and a sip of Crown Royal. :)
I loved it! The biscuits were light and flaky, the venison nice and tender...
I can't describe how much I enjoyed this meal... Every time I cook venison it brings back memories of being out in the brush during hunting season. Looks like I need to take up bear hunting too!
Not sure if you will see this Phesant, but if you do, thank you!!! I owe ya. :)