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#3482034 - 12/03/13 11:54 AM For the Average Joe (Please Read - Pic Heavy)...
BlountArrow
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I'm the average Joe. I don't eat penis, balls, tongue, brains, whatever. But, after seeing a post of Poser's I thought, by golly, Ima gonna keep me the next deer heart I can get my hands on. You average Joes out there, like me, have got to try it. I have to tell you guys, it was actually very good, in fact, I would call it tender and delicious. I expected a very irony or gamey taste much like liver but it is nothing of the sort. In fact, it was sort of sweet. Here's a couple links for additional info:

http://www.tndeer.com/tndeertalk/ubbthre...rue#Post3476220

http://gocarnivore.com/2012/11/06/heart-of-the-matter/

Disclaimer, I have no idea if I separated everything correctly as instructed in the links above, but I did my best and I do know that what I cooked up was dang good.

The Start

Removing the top/crown of the heart


Slicing Open (Note the Heart Strings)


Better look at the Heart Strings (never really knew such actually existed)


After trimming the fat what I was left with


The goods ready for the skillet


The final product (all it needed was a soft taco shell)



Again, I'm by far NO expert so for those that have tried this don't rip me on my technique. I just kept an open mind and tried it and it was great. I sauteed the veggies for a little bit and then threw the meat in for a quick sautee and man, was I impressed! I will never throw the heart away again (unless it is obliterated by the impact shot)!



Edited by BlountArrow (12/03/13 11:55 AM)
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#3482055 - 12/03/13 12:09 PM Re: For the Average Joe (Please Read - Pic Heavy)... [Re: BlountArrow]
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Good work!
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#3482087 - 12/03/13 12:34 PM Re: For the Average Joe (Please Read - Pic Heavy)... [Re: Poser]
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You did it right. Now you can try Love in Disguise or Barley, Bone, and Heart Soup with your next one.
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#3482141 - 12/03/13 01:19 PM Re: For the Average Joe (Please Read - Pic Heavy)... [Re: WMAn]
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That looks great. I might have to try some of that myself.
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#3482466 - 12/03/13 03:58 PM Re: For the Average Joe (Please Read - Pic Heavy)... [Re: TheRealSpurhunter]
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Looks great! I need to try that sometime if I miss on a heart shot. probably better tasting than liver.

BTW. Those "heart strings" are inside you too. Mitral and Tricuspid valves have those. Chordea Tendineae (the chords) attach the actual valve to the muscle below (papillary muscle)..Think of a guy on a parachute.
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#3482486 - 12/03/13 04:11 PM Re: For the Average Joe (Please Read - Pic Heavy)... [Re: 7mm08]
BlountArrow
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I had always heard the saying, "pulling on my heartstrings" but I never knew where it came from until Sunday night. How crazy is that.
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#3482488 - 12/03/13 04:12 PM Re: For the Average Joe (Please Read - Pic Heavy)... [Re: BlountArrow]
BlountArrow
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7mm08, no comparison to liver by the way.
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#3482556 - 12/03/13 04:51 PM Re: For the Average Joe (Please Read - Pic Heavy)... [Re: 7mm08]
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 Originally Posted By: 7mm08
Looks great! I need to try that sometime if I miss on a heart shot. probably better tasting than liver.

BTW. Those "heart strings" are inside you too. Mitral and Tricuspid valves have those. Chordea Tendineae (the chords) attach the actual valve to the muscle below (papillary muscle)..Think of a guy on a parachute.



Looks like I am not the only one with a degree in medicine/biology!

I will have to try this! Better yet I wanna try it and not tell the wife until after she eats it.

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#3483035 - 12/03/13 08:49 PM Re: For the Average Joe (Please Read - Pic Heavy)... [Re: Mursenary]
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u sure those aint heart worms???
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#3483239 - 12/03/13 10:13 PM Re: For the Average Joe (Please Read - Pic Heavy)... [Re: redblood]
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 Originally Posted By: redblood
u sure those aint heart worms???

hahahahaha!

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#3483473 - 12/04/13 07:31 AM Re: For the Average Joe (Please Read - Pic Heavy)... [Re: BlountArrow]
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I tried my first deer heart from a doe I killed in archery season. I had no idea how to get the meat ready for cooking so I basically just rinsed out the chambers, removed the crown and sliced the heart about 1/4 inch thick across the grain. Garlic salt and seasoned salt and fried one minute on each side in olive oil. Delicious is an understatement.

Even better than deer is bear heart. No longer will I discard this prime piece of meat.

BTW what is the primary purpose of removing the "heart strings"?
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#3483485 - 12/04/13 07:38 AM Re: For the Average Joe (Please Read - Pic Heavy)... [Re: The_Utility_Dude]
BlountArrow
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 Originally Posted By: The_Utility_Dude

BTW what is the primary purpose of removing the "heart strings"?


Because Poser said so \:D . I really don't know to be honest.
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#3483501 - 12/04/13 07:48 AM Re: For the Average Joe (Please Read - Pic Heavy)... [Re: BlountArrow]
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 Originally Posted By: BlountArrow
 Originally Posted By: The_Utility_Dude

BTW what is the primary purpose of removing the "heart strings"?


Because Poser said so \:D . I really don't know to be honest.


Because they are chewy and inconsistent with the texture if the muscle
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#3483598 - 12/04/13 08:34 AM Re: For the Average Joe (Please Read - Pic Heavy)... [Re: Poser]
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You did great BA, for yrs. I always gave the heart and tongues to a old lady down the road, we kept the livers for ourselves. She passed away a few yrs. back and I started processing the heart as well. My son thinks it is as good or better than the tenderloins..................lol.

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#3483620 - 12/04/13 08:50 AM Re: For the Average Joe (Please Read - Pic Heavy)... [Re: FULLDRAWXX75]
BlountArrow
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I tend to agree w/your son.
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#3483952 - 12/04/13 12:09 PM Re: For the Average Joe (Please Read - Pic Heavy)... [Re: FULLDRAWXX75]
The_Utility_Dude
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 Originally Posted By: FULLDRAWXX75
You did great BA, for yrs. I always gave the heart and tongues to a old lady down the road, we kept the livers for ourselves. She passed away a few yrs. back and I started processing the heart as well. My son thinks it is as good or better than the tenderloins..................lol.

FDXX75


I tend to agree with your son. I couldn't imagine a muscle that is constantly working could be so tender.
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#3484210 - 12/04/13 02:38 PM Re: For the Average Joe (Please Read - Pic Heavy)... [Re: BIGB]
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Dannnnng making me hungry
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#3484545 - 12/04/13 06:11 PM Re: For the Average Joe (Please Read - Pic Heavy)... [Re: Xtremex1204]
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Deer heart is my favorite "cut". I love simply putting salt and pepper on it then searing in some butter with some chopped garlic.

Dang it's good!
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#3484792 - 12/04/13 08:21 PM Re: For the Average Joe (Please Read - Pic Heavy)... [Re: WMAn]
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Looks good \:\)
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#3493932 - 12/10/13 10:24 AM Re: For the Average Joe (Please Read - Pic Heavy)... [Re: mountain man 71]
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After one of poser's posts, I tried some deer heart this past season as well. Very good.

Yours looked fantastic.
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#3493947 - 12/10/13 10:30 AM Re: For the Average Joe (Please Read - Pic Heavy)... [Re: plinker22]
BlountArrow
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 Originally Posted By: plinker22
After one of poser's posts, I tried some deer heart this past season as well. Very good.

Yours looked fantastic.


Thanks, pal! I was just shootin' from the hip mostly and trying to follow some previous links that had instructions.
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#3494644 - 12/10/13 05:34 PM Re: For the Average Joe (Please Read - Pic Heavy)... [Re: BlountArrow]
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I'll give it a try next one down.
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#3495019 - 12/10/13 08:36 PM Re: For the Average Joe (Please Read - Pic Heavy)... [Re: DaveB]
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You'll be glad you did.
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#3497853 - 12/12/13 04:03 PM Re: For the Average Joe (Please Read - Pic Heavy)... [Re: BlountArrow]
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dang that looks good. i'll have to try that on the next one.
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#3499363 - 12/13/13 06:33 PM Re: For the Average Joe (Please Read - Pic Heavy)... [Re: Brisco Darlin]
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Best part of the deer.
Give me a wash tub full of hearts and you can have the deer.
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#3508956 - 12/20/13 09:50 AM Re: For the Average Joe (Please Read - Pic Heavy)... [Re: archer19]
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OK... I guess I can be added to the list to try it....
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#3509618 - 12/20/13 06:50 PM Re: For the Average Joe (Please Read - Pic Heavy)... [Re: archer19]
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 Originally Posted By: archer19
Best part of the deer.
Give me a wash tub full of hearts and you can have the deer.

^^^ This.....I tried my 1st this year and love it. The only thing better that I've tried is bear heart.
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#3533766 - 01/06/14 01:26 PM Re: For the Average Joe (Please Read - Pic Heavy)... [Re: BIGB]
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Well, you made me do it. I saved the only whole one of the three deer I shot this weekend to try it out.
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#3538770 - 01/09/14 11:12 AM Re: For the Average Joe (Please Read - Pic Heavy)... [Re: TheRealSpurhunter]
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I followed the advice in this thread and prepped it just as shown. I was very impressed with the quality of the prepped meat.

I chose to do mine with just onions, like a liver and onions dish.
Sweated the onions first, seared the meat and whallah, you get this.

[img]http://http://www.chattanoogafishingforum.com/forums/get-attachment.asp?action=view&attachmentid=52847[/img]

Flavor was pretty good, but the texture was a little odd for me. I want to call it rubbery or chewy but that doesn't really give you an accurate description. I was careful not to overcook it, but now I'm wondering if I should have cooked it longer.


Edited by TheRealSpurhunter (01/09/14 11:19 AM)
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#3538788 - 01/09/14 11:21 AM Re: For the Average Joe (Please Read - Pic Heavy)... [Re: TheRealSpurhunter]
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Not sure why I cant get photo link to work??
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#3539316 - 01/09/14 04:53 PM Re: For the Average Joe (Please Read - Pic Heavy)... [Re: TheRealSpurhunter]
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 Originally Posted By: TheRealSpurhunter
Not sure why I cant get photo link to work??


Likely because you're not linking to the photo, but to a thumbnail.
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#3539685 - 01/09/14 07:53 PM Re: For the Average Joe (Please Read - Pic Heavy)... [Re: TAFKAP]
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Edited by BigPete357 (01/09/14 07:54 PM)

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#3539698 - 01/09/14 07:56 PM Re: For the Average Joe (Please Read - Pic Heavy)... [Re: BigPete357]
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here ya go

Edited by BigPete357 (01/09/14 07:57 PM)

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#3540488 - 01/10/14 10:28 AM Re: For the Average Joe (Please Read - Pic Heavy)... [Re: BigPete357]
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 Originally Posted By: BigPete357
here ya go


That's it right there!! Now Im hungry!!
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#3540640 - 01/10/14 12:24 PM Re: For the Average Joe (Please Read - Pic Heavy)... [Re: TheRealSpurhunter]
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Thanks guys.
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