how to get caul fat from deer

PS- deer jerky with the right mix of cow and deer fat is one of the best-tasting foods on the planet. Would boiling or marinating deer ribs in red wine be a reasonable task to prevent that coating. Apologies for my poor English, and a thank you for this interesting article. That should help a lot, although you will never get all of out. Turn heat to medium. Don’t mistake this as something to be left in the gut pile. Period. But after watching numerous reality shows with subsistence living people, I thought I would step up my process to waste less. The next area you will find fat in is within the body cavity. Required fields are marked *. Jan 21, 2010 #3 suzanne. I use the venison back fat. In fact, caul fat is sometimes even known as lace fat. I’ve tasted the stearing fat on doe ribs. Here in the dry hot Southwest I always skin my animals and get them on ice ASAP. And this brings us to the final issue with deer fat: It can coat your mouth. Here’s my recipe for shanks. Would love to know more about them. Thanks for the great info! To make it more pliable, place the caul fat in a bowl of lukewarm water before cooking. suet makes wonderful cosmetics (cuticle cream, lip balm, mascara), soaps and wood polish. That’s the way I was taught, anyway. By the way you may have a typo above… “If you hang your deer with the skin (and fat) exposed, it will begin to go rancid.” I believe you meant “meat”, not “skin” Or tallow, deer. The theory is that the ice water bath leaches the “gaminess” out of the meat. Once you get home or back to camp, you will probably notice a few bits of hair, sticks, leaves, etc. There are plenty of ways to make use of deer fat, and Reddit user Gullex shared three methods to turn that smelly lard into something you can use: … Carbs may not be such a problem. Caul fat is the web of fat that envelopes the stomach and attaches to the spleen. A salmon-eating bear is foul, a berry-eating one fantastic. I can feed you a series of meats, and if they are all cooked the same way and are all devoid of fat, they’ll all taste similar. Cook it in broth, remove the fat. Kept the caul fat, cavity fat, and muscle fat (I got it confused and thought the cavity fat was supposed to be superior!). After all, it just makes sense that the fat on venison would taste good, especially if you are hunting either in the Grain Belt or wherever there are a lot of acorns: Most of us like the taste of grain-fed beef, and acorn-fed pork is some of the finest in the world. I wonder if it is the red wine changing the mouthfeel? Venison pot pie dough, of course, after you rendered it down…, Hank, just made a batch of summer sausage using an 80/10/10 (deer/pork shoulder/deer fat) and it’s the best I’ve made yet. Thanks in advance. Is there any benefit? I think it lets the meat age a little before processing it. But you know what has even higher levels of it? Hey there. So as an experiment I made a standing crust pot pie. If my wife doesn't get it for me I will order it later. Your email address will not be published. I rendered the fat into suet in my crockpot (many websites explain how with pork and beef fat). I trim off the hard fat or tallow, and use all the soft fat. A coated string lights and burns better once you’ve cut it to length in step 4. I have found it to be the best use of the shank. I believe I’ve found a source I can trust, so will be expanding into other realms….first up will be squirrel. I don’t try to make my pork or lamb taste like beef and I am quite happy to eat venison that tastes like what it is. Downside is that the fat builds up on the grinder blade and it has to be cleaned off during your grind. Sounds like I’m fighting the clock. Thanks Hank! none at all. Is there any way to get rid of that while cooking? I can tell by the smell when I’m first cutting into the dear, fresh and warm, if the fat will be good. No lardo. Very slowly, pour in your melted deer fat. That said, fat is the primary carrier of individual flavor in animals, not lean meat. I take all the fat hunters dont want and render it into tallow to cook with and also to make pemmican works great for that definatly doesnt melt down as quick but it’s worth it for me anyway I use alot of tallow becuase of a zero carb diet. Will your deer fat go rancid? Never use deer fat in dry-cured salami. Blame that stearic acid. So, back to the question of hanging your deer. Letting them hang isn’t an option even when it is cold because they dry out so badly. How can you tell? Chocolate. One big reason is because that lovely flavor coats your palate. Sauteed onions in deer fat! Slice off any fat that was exposed to air after you’ve hung the carcass. Some people like beef and lamb suet, but not me. This is why people say venison fat goes rancid quickly. Simply rinse the fat well under lukewarm running water until it's clean, then place it into a clean bag or plastic container with a lid. We mix 10% beef suet with our venison when we make hamburger meat just so it’s not so dry when you cook it. Deer fat has a higher amount of saturated fat than you would find in deer, pork, or lamb, which initially may worry people. Caul fat is a net-like membrane that encapsulates the exterior of the rumen. Eddie – it’s crazy that you mention this as I was just looking for Hank’s post on venison fat as I have figured out a great use that works for me. Deer is quite high in linoleic, and I know from working with other oils high in linoleic that it is a fatty acid that goes rancid quickly. Then make venison salad by adding celery onion and mayo or whatever you like to add to chicken salad. Must eat hot! Animal fats are listed under tallow (except for pig, which is listed under lard). Just like with the silver skin, I’m sure that it lends itself to certain techniques and recipes better than others but hey, there’s another trick for the arsenal! Love em. You’ve seen it every time you've field dressed a deer (or pig, elk, bear or just about anything else). I rendered fat from a doe this year (touch of water and low heat). By comparison, rendered wild duck fat melts around 68°F. Save it from deer that had been eating nice grasses, grains or acorns. I got confused on the culture we have up here in Arctic circle about the moose preparation if it has always been unhealthy On the pronghorn John just brought home? What a fantastic article! That stuff seems pretty waxy and nasty to me. Next I am going to eliminate the pork all together. The dogs adore it, and we use it as an energy-booster during bird-season. To thaw frozen caul fat, place it in the refrigerator for a few days prior to use, or simply run it under cold water until thawed, then slightly increase the temperature to make the fat pliable. Use your fingers to gently separate it away from the organs. Yes, eventually. We did not put any extra deer fat in it, but it is causing the coated mouth thing. Your email address will not be published. There has to be something to this, right? But I’ve grown to like it just as much as beef fat. The information in this article was very helpful. just make sure you keep it below 70 degrees. I just finished skinning my deer and trimmed off the external fat and saved it. Caul fat, also known as lace fat, omentum, crépine or fat netting, is the thin membrane which surrounds the internal organs of some animals, such as cows, sheep, and pigs, also known as the greater omentum.It is used as a casing for sausages, roulades, pâtés, and various other meat dishes. Many times it's either by the dairy cases or cold cut areas, sometimes it's in the baking isle. One quick question, do you recommend eating/cooking with the cap fat that covers the back and hind end? In the traditional Ukrainian and Russian cuisine, caul fat, known as salnik or salnyk, was usually filled with kasha and liver, and baked in a clay pot in the Russian oven. Last year I tested the waters by making stock out of the marrow bones and it turned out great! I managed to read about a dozen scientific papers on venison fat — yeah, I know, light reading, right? Most excellent approach to conveying what you’ve learned. Still gets an “off” flavor after a year, though, where burger mixed with pork lasts longer. Transfer to oven for to finish + paint w bbq sauce for 45 min-1 hour. This is an easy way to remove the last bits of sinew or silverskin before you cook your deer meat. Because it is a fat, and fat flavor tends to break down quickly in the freezer, I try to use it up within 6 to 12 months. Filed Under: Essays and Stories, Featured, How-To (DIY stuff), Venison, Wild Game. Will I buy more time when I cook it in a summer sausage? Keith: Oh I don’t think saturated fat is bad per se, but this fat is SO saturated it causes weird mouthfeel issues, so my issues with it are less dietary and more culinary. I put this to the test this season. Deer are ruminant animals; their … Venison fat has flavor. Expose the bone for about an inch on either side of this line, and then cut through the bone on either side of what you exposed, removing a chunk of the bone about 1.5 inches wide, give or take. The lacy fat melts as the meat cooks, adding a velvety blanket of moisture and flavor as it does. Question: Are you hanging your deer or not? Steve Rinella also has a couple of cookbooks available on Amazon. So tallow, beef. Hot, flavorful, sweet and smokey. It’s the mouthfeel. Cooked whole, not quite sure how (but not overdone), then sliced ~5/8″. Thanks Hank! This is suet. My uncle Charlie brought me some deer fat to soap when I saw him for Thanksgiving. Also, the only glands I’ve ever noticed are in that triangular underarm slab (heh). It takes six months to a year to get a detectable “off” flavor, and after a year, yeah, you should be able to taste something off, cooked or no. Turns out, there is — to both sides of the deer fat debate. But not doing a side-by-side comparison I don’t detect it and certainly can say there is no strong gamey flavor. That has turned out well for us. Cut off a slice, add it to a hot pan. If not, use what you have and cut it with more venison and pork fat, to, basically, “dilute” the amount of deer fat in it. and I was always wondering about this. Fresh caul fat may be pink with a bold, somewhat foul odor and needs to be processed before cooking or freezing. As for the left over broth, we cook it down for bullion for rice or whatever. It will be attached in a few places, most noticeably the spleen, and will need to be cut away from those with your knife. Now I usually leave it on the steaks and roasts. Cut the processed carbs and sugar. So I shot a fellow deer here in New Zealand and when I skinned it i found it to be really fatty. If you are a soap or candle maker, this stuff is golden. If, like most people, you hang your deer after it’s been skinned, you probably want to trim off at least top layer of fat. Our biggest experience with cooking with venison fat is when we slow-cook the ribs. I don’t like huge amounts, but I certainly don’t cut it off carefully like I was taught to do. Why? Greeks are always buying caul fat. This is caul fat and the best fat from the deer. But it does not eliminate the coating. Try to keep the caul fat clean while transporting; keep a small zip-style bag in your field dressing kit. It’s actually a web of valuable fat that can be used to wrap around meat to impart flavor, juice, and shape. Smoke in offset smoker for several hours w water soaked fruit wood on hot charcoal for flavor. Natural Sausage casing Traditionally used just as a natural Sausage casing - before hog casings - and now more commonly used to encase Faggots and Pâté - Caul Fat is also known as Lace Fat or Crepine. I froze the caul fat in balls for later use. Ethaniel: It might, but I’ve never tried it. All I can say is that the coating on my tongue and mouth is not readily apparent. What is it? Trim off excess fat, marinade 2 or 3 days. This is a big one. I’ve never had an issue with rancidity as it disappears fast enough before it has a chance to turn. It isn’t necessary to get the fat very hot, just enough to melt and pour it. Overall, it makes reading and following instructions and conversations a smooth, enjoyable pleasure. Drop the fat into the bag and seal it up before adding it to the cooler. Poured out into baking sheets to set when cooled down, broke into amounts that seemed usable and then vacuum sealed. The quicker you can cool the deer carcass and the faster you can get the meat away from oxygen and into refrigeration, the better tasting the fat will be, and the longer it will keep in storage. His newest one is on my X-mas list. Hank, you mentioned that you stay away from fat around the non working muscles because it’s too waxy. And that’s fair, but I am betting it isn’t the flavor of the fat that’s got them. I do have 2 whole shoulders in my fridge that I plan to roast/braise that I have not trimmed much of the fat off the exterior and since they are whole whatever is between the muscles is going to be there. What have your experiences been with deer fat? (More on that in another post.) If it will benefit from extra fat and flavor while cooking, then caul fat is the answer. With your knife, cut down to the bone in a straight line towards the anus. She won’t even cut up a chicken!” Well I did it! Being wild, variability is the name of the game. The basic point of it is hard fat bad, soft fat good. Share this post. Wrap the meat like you would a package. Beef fat off a steak melts in your mouth, I enjoy the taste…as the article says deer fat does not melt in your mouth…taken from deer around my homestead I do not enjoy the taste at all nor the texture…it’s just preference I guess. In cooking, it insulates your meat, providing a nice moisture and fat seal that bastes the lean meat as it cooks. People who “don’t like venison” seem to like this. It does the same thing a layer of bacon would for meat, but without the sometimes overpowering flavor. Do you think that this waxy fat would be favorable in rendering for pemmican? Slice off any fat that was exposed to air after you’ve hung the carcass. Donald: They’re kinda all over. Thanks for the comments. A word on taste. The reason has to due with temperatures above freezing, exposure to the air, which causes oxidation, and because fats high in omega-3 fatty acids tend to go rancid easier. Cut cross muscle about inch thick, put all in heavy pot, add 1 head! Even the normally sporty The L.L. Period. I’ve long been a proponent of using deer fat in cooking. Put deer fat in big pot and place on stove. Thanks for the guidance and push to try utilizing a little more!! It tastes great but that coated mouth wax is just horrible. By the way the steaks are cut I have a feeling they didn’t trim off any fat. Diets high in stearic acid actually decrease the “bad” cholesterol levels in people and may even increase the “good” cholesterol, too. But it’s something to be aware of. You the man Hank. Here’s what I know about the science and composition of fat in venison, and hopefully this will help you decide whether you want to keep the fat on your deer or trim it off. The same thing happens to cows, pigs, chickens etc. Plus, the stearic acid decreases bad cholesterol levels and might even increase good cholesterol levels; though the latter has yet to be proven (Shaw, 2014). To harvest caul fat, first make a good shot, and avoid puncturing the stomach or intestines while you field dress. Yet, there are different types of saturated fats, and the saturated fat found in deer is the healthy type. Link to post … I retired after many years of managing a meat market in a grocery store. But I still ice my deer carcass. If you like the flavor of lamb or beef fat, you’ll like venison fat. If you look on this site I have an entire section dedicated to shanks. Caul fat is the lacy fat membrane that surrounds the stomach and intestines. I used 18 ounces of rendered venison fat in 2.25 pounds of flour to make the dough (check out the standing pie crust on YouTube from Jas. Then sear the meat or venison loin in this fat. Great details and advice. A little adds a lot of flavor, a lot can give you that “coated mouth” thing, Eat cuts with a lot of venison fat, burger or sausages made with venison fat within 3 to 6 months, as the fat will go rancid slowly even in the freezer; it’s a little like salmon fat, which, when thawed, gets that nasty smell we all hate…. Christopher. The health problem is most likely from unsaturated fat, aka vegetable oil. Just a comment of variable appreciation here. Click the image above to take you to the MeatEater’s site for my latest article on Caul Fat. Jan 21, 2010 #4 boar_d_laze. Hank, I usually butcher our deer but age is getting to my hands and we had part of our harvest processed. That’s the usual reply I get to the caul fat question. If you want to make your candles now, skip molding and cooling the tallow and go right into pouring it into the containers with wicks. You’ll have to judge the width of the cut based on your deer. Thank you for the ideas and I appreciate the reader comments, as well. I shot a deer in January and we made a lot of ground meat. I usually render the fat and break it up into bars to use to make something with the tallow another day. Wonderful. I live in NC, and have just recently begun to question what I’ve always been told about deer fat being ‘gamy,’ since our local deer tend to eat field corn and acorns. Contrast that with ducks and bears and wild pigs, which can run the gamut from abominable to sublime depending on what they’d last been eating. Just replace the butter, ounce for ounce, with suet, and add a little more salt to make up for what would have been in the salted butter. It also looks stunning, and adds a pleasant, crisp crunch to the finished entrée. I for one don’t like the waxy mouth feel. I often cook a well seasoned thick venison steak by searing it with some onion in the pan. I believe this fat may have been that thin layer on that very thin layer over the backstrap proper and the skin (if so, I will never again try to remove that layer but will bone out the backstrap with that intact). Caul Fat. of black pepper, cover with red wine (up to one bottle), salt to taste. I’ve managed to save it in several wild pigs and deer … Good data is hard to find on this subject, but it does exist. If it is that waxy, probably best to skip it. I guess its like liver. Lou: Not sure what you are asking me. Adding an extra layer of cheesecloth or paper towel onto the strainer is even better. Bear fat, goose fat, wild pig fat. It also holds any goodies you want to add to the package. Site by Gray Loon. January 22, 2021   |  Timber 2 Table Wild Game Recipes, January 20, 2021   |  Timber 2 Table Wild Game Recipes, Next time you're field dressing a deer, don't leave this valuable part behind. While I’m almost exclusively a deer hunter, I’m also interested in other types of game, but don’t hunt them, only because I’ve not found acceptable recipes. As long as the deer fat is relatively fresh and warm/hot, it is fine. Once it cools, we take off the top layer and put it into tupperware for later use in dishes. I’ve been wanting to try my hand at rendering fat! Then added a generous splash of red wine to deglaze the pan and adding the steak back in with stock to braise until the desired level of doneness. Without fat, you will have dry and sad meatballs. Baby boy (his X power is cooking) just did back straps from last year. Our brains and bodies need clean sources of fuel and using Caul Fat while cooking is an excellent way to feed your body well. I grind a large percentage of the meat as that is the stuff I tend to use most. Okay…so if my family is reading this…they’re saying, “there is no way she’s touching that. I’ve made 125 # of sausage, most with cure. The most common way to use caul fat is to wrap it … When it cools, it gets that unpleasant waxy mouth coat. What you do is put the ground meat in a pan and fry it to render the fat, maybe 2 pounds at a shot. I do trim as much fat off as I can, because on white-tail there’s a LOT of fat there. By Hank Shaw on October 13, 2014, Updated May 17, 2020 - 80 Comments. Sign up for my mailing list and you will never miss a new recipe, tip or technique from Hunter Angler Gardener Cook. This was a Melton Mowbray type pork pie and was very common in colonial US and came from the UK. 1: Body cavity fat (suet) is always harder than that on working muscles. Venison roast (with 0 fat) cooked with a chunk of beef fat on top the best in my opinion. I use it in moderation, and leave a little on roasts. It said something about red wine being acidic enough to cut the fat coating to your mouth. Sausages (known as crépinettes in French cooking), meatballs, backstrap, either in medallions or whole, steaks, heart, duck breast, you name it. Thanks for all of this! Meat Hunter’s Rules for Shooting the Right Deer, Homemade Bourbon Vanilla Extract for Holiday Baking, How to Find the Best Meat Grinder for You. What kinds of meat? We love using caul fat for burgers, meatballs and more. Thanks for that! If you like it, proceed as normal. I notice the shank was still on the leg. Trimming the fat cap will reveal them and still leave some on the meat. Recommended Posts. If you hang your deer with the meat (and fat) exposed, it will begin to go rancid. At the very least it’s cholesterol neutral. But eating saturated fat without simple carbs has never been shown to cause ANY problems.. Red meat consumption has plummeted since the 1970’s and obesity, cancer, heart disease, diabetes and Alzheimer’s have all skyrocketed. It gets really, really hard. Grinding it is a waste since all the tallow clogs up the grinder. I personally love liver and onions fried in bacon fat, but getting my wife and kids to eat that dish is a little more difficult. Wild Chef David Draper has been processing his own (and others) deer and elk for about a dozen years and has viewed adding some type of fat to ground venison as a necessary evil––until now. I also think the hard fat goes rancid more quickly even without hanging. It's excellent to use for wrapping meat before cooking. Would you recommend trying to render down deer fat into tallow and keeping it in a jar the same way you can do with beef and pork? Also, properly rendered, the suet type fat could be put to great use as in the crust of a savory pie where it’s hint of meatiness might be welcome. #meateater #fueledbynature Just reading your article here and I feel I’ve f’d up. A deer that had been pillaging an alfalfa field or a cornfield will have fat that tastes a lot like beef or lamb fat. Color and texture are your only clues, and if you blindfold someone it will become virtually impossible to tell the difference. Like candle wax. Go to the best butcher you can find. We have been using in biscuits and it is great. You’ve probably noticed caul fat before, even if you didn’t realize it. If you want to eat it, well, it’s really waxy and won’t melt until it hits about 120°F. It may have the highest levels of stearic acid in any food animal, for reasons not entirely clear. I wish the myth that eating saturated fat is bad would go away. Roasted intact and whole like on Facebook promo, not sure about. Not sure if I’ve ever been on this site (probably), but I have to say, first and foremost, I appreciate your writing style. In Singapore you can get the Caul fat from your nearby wet market butchery. In the process of making demiglace from my grass-fed whitetail, I put the pot in the fridge overnight. I tend to just trim all the fat from my venison because most people don’t like it. Then rinse and soak it again in plain cold water. That’s why farmers fatten their livestock with grain. Tossed on the grill, left rare, and seasoned with salt and pepper only, they were a gourmet delight and the tastiest part was the sweet delicious fat. Others might find it too strong for them. Feb 15, 2011 #11 Is the fat located between the hide and muscle tissue located on top of the rump and also around the base of the tail also edible? Rob: It’s been my experience that yes, it does extend the life of the burger. Love your website and books! Follow me on Instagram and on Facebook. Caul fat is the lacy, thin membrane that surrounds the internal organs. I don't know what recipes he has in there but if it anything like MeatEater then I can only guess that he has some recipes for things that normally get left behind like the caul fat. This article opened my mind a little to the prospect of eating more of the fat. But now this has put me off making them as you say it will be chalky. Some critics skip the flavor aspect altogether and stress how quickly venison fat goes rancid, even in the freezer. Toss the suet unless you want to make candles, soap or feed the birds. I might be willing to try a crispy fat cap but the glands have got to go. Great for waterproofing your boots though. The taste was good though. Thankfully istsis a minor issue relative the ribs taste. That being said, your shank recipes really solved that problem too! Venison salad rocks, but I prefer to make it with neck, shoulder or other tougher cuts that have been simmered for a long time in broth. The reason why gets us into what venison fat is made of. Maybe so? Yummy. Caul fat isn’t a total loss if you get a small spot of intestinal matter on it — you can just cut that section out — but try to keep it as clean as possible. Hello, They should have it, I guess. Actually it was really ******* good man. I always told them their best bet was just to toss it out and buy themselves a pack of ground beef. When field dressing a deer, you may notice a sheer, lacy net covering the stomach. Don’t believe me? It’s a matter of taste, though. — mostly from New Zealand, Scandinavia and Great Britain, although there were a few from the United States, too. I have a question. You can use the same gourmet ingredient for cooking wild game. Welcome to Hunter Angler Gardener Cook, the internet's largest source of recipes and know-how for wild foods. Yep, it’s hard, but tasty. It is saturated fat, so it will retain the shape it took when frozen and remain hard until heated. Boiling the ribs for 30 minutes before slow cooking them helps. I tested them my using them as the shortening for biscuits, I found them both edible, but, the muscle fat was better all around in both flavor and performance. We will grind 200lbs or more. I need to pay more attention when I prepare it next. Deer fat is more saturated than fat from beef, lamb or pork. Something that you like, or find so repulsive that you can’t have even a bite… I’ve saved the caul fat and wrapped meatballs in it, cooked venison ribs on a grill and smoked in a smoke cooker, had cuts grilled with some fat. Paul: Good to know. Thank you of taking the time to write this. yeah.. free stuff.. a lump of fat lolz. and hard fat from venison carcasses, grind it up, cook the meat and melt the fat down in a big cast iron dutch oven, and mix it with oatmeal. Let the fat cool to room temperature, transfer to a glass jar and place in the refrigerator for 1 month or the freezer for 1 year. Is there any way to get rid of the fat in ground meat if it is causing the coated mouth? If you know how to open it up like on the article photo, no problem. Wahoo! I know this is random, but I’m a soap maker, and was recently gifted a bunch of deer fat to use in soap (at my request). If you like chili, cook it in chili that had enough liquid so that the rendered fat rises to the top. Like many people I was taught that deer fat tasted bad. It pretty much turns into wax as soon as it comes off the heat and so I’m not sure I’ll be doing much cooking with it. Uncooked deer fat is nasty and chalky. © 2021 Hunter Angler Gardener Cook, All Rights Reserved. I grew up thinking deer fat was bad, but I’ve learned a lot since joining this group. Hope that helps. Make a “caul fat juicy lucy by just putting cheese on top of a burger and wrapping it in caul, then roasting Wrap a meatloaf, pate or terrine in caul-this is a traditional use Use instead of sausage casings for making sausage Wrap any pheasant or game meat that’s had it’s skin removed in caul Cook on slow for 6-8 hours. You can keep caul fat in the refrigerator for a few days, and it freezes well for long-term storage. doing a batch now from a deer a shot that had so much fat i’ve never seen so much fat on a deer(doe) and added cloves and cinnamon to kill the smell and it worked! Bottom line. Now I’ve got 3kg of really fatty mince, what would you recommend it do with it ? -Tim. Sounds delicious! Thand for shedding light on this. Let nothing go to waste. Ruminants all eat grass, other plants, nuts, and only rarely animal protein; there’s that oft-quoted story about deer eating baby birds or eggs. I rendered the other two separately. A deer eking out a living in the Great Basin or the desert might not have any fat at all, and what fat there it may well taste unpleasant. You know why you love chocolate so much? I like the crepinettes concept. I admire the folks who like it since I hate waste, and I LOVE fat. Scraped all the fat off the top, cooked it down again to put it in a more useful container. 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