Venison Parmesan

This is a standard recipe meant for chicken breast or veal, both naturally quite tender. Venison or any tough cut should be tenderized first unless you have an exceptionally tender cut.

One good way to tenderize a steak is to place it between sheets of plastic wrap lubed with a little cooking oil, and use a meat mallet to pound it into the desired thickness.

I use an LEM brand meat tenderizer attachment on my meat grinder and it works like a dream. It’s an expensive tool but really well built ­ should outlast the owner. I have no relationship with LEM, just a happy customer.

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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings
people
Ingredients
Seasoning
Shredded cheese — Mozzarella and a good melting cheese to cut the rubbery texture
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings
people
Ingredients
Seasoning
Shredded cheese — Mozzarella and a good melting cheese to cut the rubbery texture
Instructions
  1. Tenderize steaks. Salt and pepper both sides and set aside at least 15 minutes
  2. Begin heating marinara sauce in a saucepan. Consider adding hot pepper.
  3. Prepare two dipping stations a. In one whisk together the egg and flour until well blended. b. In the other, mix bread crumbs, spices, and Parmesan.
  4. Pat steaks dry with a paper towel
  5. Dredge each steak first in the egg then in the bread crumbs. Press the crumbs into the steaks, and transfer to a wire rack.
  6. Heat oil in skillet until it shimmers, medium high.
  7. Add 2 steaks and cook 1 ½ to 2 ½ minutes per side depending on how thick they are. Venison can be quite dry if overcooked.
  8. Stage cooked steaks on a paper towel lined plate tented under aluminum foil, and repeat with remaining steaks
  9. Mix the two shredded cheeses together
  10. Place steaks on foil ­lined pan, cover with the shredded cheese mixture.
  11. Broil a minute or two until the cheese is melted and just turning brown. Don't let it burn!
  12. Top steaks with some marinara sauce, sprinkle with basil, and serve. Serve pasta on the side with the rest of the sauce.
Recipe Notes

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