Chicken Fried Beef Heart

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Chief Longwind Of The North

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I had this heat in my freezer. I decided to cook part of it up as stew, which was wonderful. I had three, half-inch steaks left over. I put some Adolph's Meat Tenderiser on them and poked them all over with a fork, put them in a zipper bag and let sit in the fridge overnight. I fried them up as Chicken-fried Beef Heart and it was delicious.

Ingredients:
3 beef heart steaks
1 cup AP Flour
2 tsp, ground pepper
1 tsp. salt
1 tbs. granulated garlic powder
4 tbs. cooking oil

Preheat a heavy frying pan over medium heat.

Combine the flour, pepper, salt, and garlic in a wide bowl. Dredge a steak through the flour, making sure to coat the entire steak. Place on plastic sheet and use a meat tenderizer, not the smooth side, to tenderize and force the flour into the meat. Flip and repeat.

Do this for each steak. Finally, dredge all steaks again in the seasoned flour and shake off the extra oil. Add the oil to the pan and let get hot. Place the steaks into the pan, as many as will fit without crowding. Fry for five minutes per side to produce a good crust. Remove to a platter and add some of the leftover seasoned flour to the pan to make a roux. Whisk in milk until a smooth country gravy is formed.

I served my steaks with steamed cauliflower and sliced beets. This was yummy and the steaks were tender.:mrgreen: The heart had a richer flavor than does other cuts of beef. So good.

May your hot things be hot, your cold things be cold, and your cheddar, or Extra-sharp Pinconing be served at room temperature.

Seeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North
 

Kayelle

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Sounds good Chief. I'm sure you're aware that many, many people have never tasted, or even thought of beef heart for their table. When we were on our South American cruise, and participated in a most amazing culinary tour in Lima Peru, tender and delicious beef heart was served in a most amazing way. Being the "meat cutters daughter" I recognized the taste right away any enjoyed it very much. I can't say the same for the rest of the diners. They all said it was good, but wish they hadn't been told it was beef heart. Go figure...
 
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CharlieD

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The last time I made beef heart stew, we ate it for 3 days. Every day my wife, who loved it, kept asking me what it was. The third day I finally told her it was heart, she almost killed me. :LOL:
 

Rocklobster

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Captain Beefheart approves..
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taxlady

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I like beef heart. I find it funny that some people won't eat beef heart because "it's weird", but they will eat eggs, knowing where they come from. :rolleyes:
 

RPCookin

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I like beef heart. I find it funny that some people won't eat beef heart because "it's weird", but they will eat eggs, knowing where they come from. :rolleyes:

For a lot of people it's not so much where it came from as what they grew up with and relative familiarity. I know people who won't touch frog's leg, squid, or snails, yet they think nothing of eating Rocky Mountain Oysters (bull's testicles, for those unfamiliar), which many who love squid would retch at the thought of.

The difference - they castrate a lot of beef here, but we don't see many squid or snails. :LOL:
 

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I make beef, deer and elk heart every hunting season. I like it cut in 1" strips then breaded and fried med-rare. Too tough if overcooked unless it is stewed.
 

RPCookin

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I'll eat my snails and squid...

+1;)

Seeeeeeya; Chief Longwind of the North

I've eaten all of them and enjoyed them all. Growing up in Minnesota and spending my summers in Wisconsin, we hunted our own frog legs - certainly nothing like what are sold commercially as ours were much smaller - and then a friend's mom would batter and deep fry them and all of us kids from our side of Balsam Lake (WI) would have a 4th of July feast.

I've eaten deer and pronghorn heart, but never beef.
 

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