There are lots of ways to fix deer backstrap and anyway you fix it, it’s going to be good. I love to make a pot roast with a backstrap or wrap it in bacon and throw it on the grill or make pulled BBQ sandwiches. It also makes great sliced deer jerky! Okay, I’m getting hungry now. Let me get back on the subject–my Panko Deer Nuggets.
Most people have fried sliced backstrap, but they typically use a flour mixture to coat it. Panko crumbs are more commonly used in Asian cuisine. It has larger flakes, which creates a flakier recipe and they absorb less oil, which I’m all for.
So, have I sold you on panko crumbs yet? If so, try my Panko Deer Nuggets recipe. We eat them like chicken nuggets around here but believe me they are much healthier and taste better than any chicken nugget I’ve ever had. Kids love them, too!
See how simple they are to make? These go great with just about anything you can think of and they’re great for dinner or breakfast. Try them in a salad or on a hoagie with melted Swiss cheese. Okay, I’m still hungry!
The good, the bad and the delicious…
- Panko Deer Nuggets have no cholesterol and are low in sugar.
- They are also very high in sodium and maybe a little too high in fat for some.
Panko Deer Nuggets Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Grade: C
|Yields: About 4 Cups||Serving Size: 1/2 Cup|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 16.3g||25%|
|Saturated Fat 3.0g||15%|
|Trans Fat 0.0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 22.7g||8%|
|Dietary Fiber 1.9g||7%|
|Vitamin A 0%|
|Vitamin C 1%|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
To make this recipe more diet-friendly…
- Omit the salt, which will bring the sodium down to 199mg, which is only 8% DV instead of 81% DV.
- Use olive oil instead of vegetable oil, which will drop the calories 12 points.
- These two changes will raise the nutrition grade to C+, but it’s still not very diet-friendly.
Our friends at Whackstar Hunters shot a video of how to cook my Panko Deer Nuggets. Check it out and subscribe if you’d like. They have awesome videos!