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#2920235 - 08/25/12 07:53 PM Wild hog straps.... egad that was good !
fishboy1
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Found a pack of wild hog backstraps hiding behind some veggies my wife stuffed into the "meat freezer".

Decided to go old school. A little flour, a lot of black pepper, some salt, a little Tony's.

Flipped em into a hot skillet with some olive oil and butter. (next time I am using regular veg oil). Fried up till brown and crispy with the centers at 143'. Plated while I carved off a big hunk of home made crusty french bread. Shoveled a couple scoops of green beans from the garden and had an awesome old school home cooked/produced meal.

Now I am full as the fat kid from Willy Wonka when he found the river of chocolate. Man that was good !

* Note... the flavor of the olive oil was slightly over powering the delicate flavor of the wild pork. Hog had been gorging on acorns and has a fantastic slightly sweet nutty flavor.
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#2921558 - 08/26/12 11:49 PM Re: Wild hog straps.... egad that was good ! [Re: fishboy1]
TAFKAP
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Olive oil's smoke point is really too low for an effective sear most of the time. I hear coconut oil is great.
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#2921580 - 08/27/12 12:58 AM Re: Wild hog straps.... egad that was good ! [Re: TAFKAP]
BamaProud
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Sounds good.

Clarified Butter is my go to "oil" for searing. Might want to try that next time.
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#2921855 - 08/27/12 09:33 AM Re: Wild hog straps.... egad that was good ! [Re: BamaProud]
ROUGH COUNTRY HUNTER
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sounds real good
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