Deer head soup

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  1. Neighbor Guy

    Neighbor Guy Senior Refuge Member

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    I had to make room in my freezer because I have a half cow coming on Monday. Been putting it off since December...

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    So it was deer head soup today. The recipe is fairly simple. Doesn’t take much. You need to get yourself a large stock pan, bojia pot, or in my case the pan that came with the turkey fryer.

    Put in yer deer head, coyote head, bear skull, they are all the same.

    Fill the pan with water till the head is covered. I like to add in a couple tablespoons of Blue Dawn to spice things up a bit.

    Cook on med/high heat. I prefer to simmer at about 210deg rather than a rolling boil. Let him go for 2-2 1/2hrs or so. Add more water as needed.

    When things things are all loose and fall off the bone, take him outside and hit him with the pressure washer. Don’t worry about the mess, the neighbors dogs and the birds will clean that up for you.

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    I don’t do the bleach part.

    Also, probably a good idea to wait until your home alone for this dish. Wives, girlfriends, children, significant others may not appreciate a critter being boiled in their kitchen. Although if you use salt instead of Dawn it may smell like you are making stew instead of deer head soup.
     
  2. Out of focus

    Out of focus Senior Refuge Member

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    Nice rack. I use borax soap in my recipe.
     
  3. bullpinnie

    bullpinnie Elite Refuge Member

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    Would have been a decent buck next year:l
     
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  4. fowlwhacker

    fowlwhacker Elite Refuge Member

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    Curious if you actually do the boil in the house.

    I have an electric buck boiler and do it under my front covered porch. The brain stew boil puts out some nasty aroma if I recall and not a nice typical stew or soup smell. Would worry about spilling or boiling over on the good stove.

    The finished dead head turned out nice though.
     
  5. Neighbor Guy

    Neighbor Guy Senior Refuge Member

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    I’ve done the outside in the past. I just do them in the house now.

    What I have learned is if you skin them first and keep it to a simmer rather than a rolling boil there is very little foaming and very little smell. Like cooking a roast in the slow cooker is the best way I can describe it.

    Cooking Canada geese smells worse.
     
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    bullpinnie Elite Refuge Member

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    Hey NG

    I really didn't mean anything by my comment. We say that about every deer that gets killed regardless of size.

    Your mount turned out good.
     
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    Brottboss Elite Refuge Member

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    The wife thought the process was gross, I thought otherwise,,,,,so did her cute little cats.
    Fed them the eyeballs, the wife now thinks less of the cats.
     
  8. OneShotBandit

    OneShotBandit Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Is this a "European Mount?"
     
  9. Neighbor Guy

    Neighbor Guy Senior Refuge Member

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    That’s what they commonly refer to this style of mount. There are a few different forms. But they all have some form of visible scull and antlers. Either mounted to a board or left on a shelf/platform of some sort.

    As unposed the the more common full head or antlers on a board type.
     
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