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..
cubed some venison hind roast, from fall deer season..
seasoned with salt and pepper, sprinkled with flour and browned in a bit of the bear lard...
removed the venison and sauteed onions and garlic in the drippings..
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.
set over hot coals to simmer...
made a batch of biscuits with the lard...
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.
Thanks for looking!