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cowgirl 03-06-2012 11:32 AM

Some Buck-n-Bourbon with Bear Lard Biscuits
 
Kind Brethren Phesant (Ken) sent a package of walleye fillets to me the other day.. and a container of bear lard! Thank you again Ken!! I am looking forward to tasting the walleye soon. :)

I have not been around bear at all so this was a real treat for me. I was anxious to try it. :)
The fat had already been rendered down into a creamy white lard.
I gave it the "pinky finger" test to see what it was like.
I was very surprised...no game flavor at all, it was very mild!

I gathered a handfull of wild onions..

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cubed some venison hind roast, from fall deer season..

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seasoned with salt and pepper, sprinkled with flour and browned in a bit of the bear lard...

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removed the venison and sauteed onions and garlic in the drippings..

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added the meat to the pot with 3/4 cup of bourbon, 2 cups beef stock, a couple pinches of thyme, marjoram and basil...then salt and pepper.

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set over hot coals to simmer...

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made a batch of biscuits with the lard...

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I loved it!! The biscuits were light and fluffy...the venison tasted like beef tips in gravy.
Thank you again Ken, this was one of my favorite meals to date. :becky:


Thanks for looking!

aquablue22 03-06-2012 11:35 AM

Looks fantastic, Bear Lard? WOW something new everyday.....Thank you

deguerre 03-06-2012 11:36 AM

Oh! Bad Pun Time! I'll be good though. Great cook Jeanie!

Phubar 03-06-2012 11:38 AM

Awesome cooking Jeaniusz!:cool:
...now I have to get me some bear lard...probably won't Phind it around my parts.

gtr 03-06-2012 11:38 AM

Way above and beyond Jeanie! You are living right! :clap2:

Did you have coffee bruin when you made that?




Hey, it was Deguerre's idea....:tsk:

Jaskew82 03-06-2012 11:48 AM

I swear I fall more madly in love with you with every meal you post!

lol...
Good job. Love it!

cowgirl 03-06-2012 11:57 AM

lol Thanks everybody! :grouphug:

I really enjoyed this meal. :-D

Fatback Joe 03-06-2012 11:58 AM

Awesome!

Redhot 03-06-2012 12:02 PM

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Originally Posted by aquablue22 (Post 1970174)
Looks fantastic, Bear Lard? WOW something new everyday.....Thank you

I was thinking the same thing, along with did he eat the bear? And I never thought to use those wild onions growing in the yard...hmmm, next time I don't have green onions for my salad I'll have to remember that! Everything looks great as always Jeanie!:thumb:

Grain Belt 03-06-2012 12:04 PM

I am an old history major and I recall reading about bear lard in some frontier related journals. Evidently bear lard was highly prized for baking and frying and was a major part of keeping our pioneer ancestors fed. Also I have talked to a few old timers in northern Minnesota who recall their parents and grandparents use of bear lard. One gentleman said his mother made the best pie crust in the world with it! I think it is great when we take a step back into history with food.

I recently found a cookbook that takes recipes from the "Little House on the Prarie" series and actually makes them and adapts them to modern stoves. I bought it for my ten year old niece who is into cooking with her parents. I am excited to make a few things with her from it. It would be neat if bear lard is mentioned.

As always, Cowgirl's use of wild game is inspiring and looks amazing!

hamiltont 03-06-2012 12:05 PM

Ohhh, that looks fantastic as always Jeanie!! Thanks for sharing! Cheers!!!

Phrasty 03-06-2012 12:14 PM

Bear lard... Very interesting. Looks great Jeanie! As always... :becky:

Cheers

bigabyte 03-06-2012 12:15 PM

Wow! That's a new one on me...Bear Lard.:thumb:

Looks and sounds heavenly.:hungry:

cowgirl 03-06-2012 12:30 PM

Thank you friends.. I owe it all to Phesant for turning me into a bear crazed woman now. lol :becky:



Quote:

Originally Posted by Redhot (Post 1970213)
I was thinking the same thing, along with did he eat the bear? And I never thought to use those wild onions growing in the yard...hmmm, next time I don't have green onions for my salad I'll have to remember that! Everything looks great as always Jeanie!:thumb:

Thank you Michele! It's good to see you posting again!!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Grain Belt (Post 1970220)
I am an old history major and I recall reading about bear lard in some frontier related journals. Evidently bear lard was highly prized for baking and frying and was a major part of keeping our pioneer ancestors fed. Also I have talked to a few old timers in northern Minnesota who recall their parents and grandparents use of bear lard. One gentleman said his mother made the best pie crust in the world with it! I think it is great when we take a step back into history with food.

I recently found a cookbook that takes recipes from the "Little House on the Prarie" series and actually makes them and adapts them to modern stoves. I bought it for my ten year old niece who is into cooking with her parents. I am excited to make a few things with her from it. It would be neat if bear lard is mentioned.

As always, Cowgirl's use of wild game is inspiring and looks amazing!

Thanks Grain Belt! These were the best biscuits I've had. I hope to try a pie crust with it too.
Your cookbook sounds very interesting...I bet your niece will love it! Hope you take pics of your cooks from the book! :)


Thanks again friends!

DaveMW 03-06-2012 12:41 PM

Very nice as always Jeanie!


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