Elk backstrap “Chicken Fried” steak with an farm egg

One of my favorite breakfasts in the world is a fried Elk backstrap with a fresh farm egg on top of it.  It makes my Sunday morning and reminds me of why I hunt elk as hard as I do.  This is easy, and a great way to impress your friends in the morning.  If you really want to impress them serve this dish with a Bloody Mary.

Elk Backstrap Chicken Fry Steak with Farm Egg for two

  • 4 back strap pieces about 4 oz. each
  • 1/2 cup of bread crumbs
  • 1 egg (mixed for dipping steaks into)
  • 2 tablespoons of butter
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 4 eggs to serve
  • salt and pepper

Take the elk out and set them on your cutting board.  Let sit for about 15 minutes.  I take a kitchen mallet and a zip lock bag to pound the meat out.  Gently, give the meat a couple of mild whacks to make it thinner.  Do not use a sledgehammer or start beating this delicate piece of meat like Thor.

Gently pound the steak out…key word GENTLY

I then season the steaks with sea salt and pepper. Get your skillet going on medium high.

Once pounded, season with sea salt and pepper.

Take two dishes and pour Bread crumbs in one, about 1/2 cup.  In the other dish take one egg and beat.  Take the elk, dip in egg mixture, then into the bread crumbs and make sure to do both sides of the elk steak.

After egg mixture, then the bread crumbs and set aside for skillet.

Add two tablespoons of butter and one tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet and fry until golden brown, roughly 4 minutes on each side.

Cook until golden dark brown on both sides.

I like my elk medium rare and see it as a major foul if it is over cooked.  So do not let these turn black in the skillet.  If it cooks to fast, you can always pull them and finish in the oven at 350 degrees for five minutes.  The trick is not to have your skillet to hot.  On a gas grill, I always use Medium High.  Another tip, is to take your spatula and press down, if too much blood comes out keep cooking. Once done, set aside on a dish and fry up some eggs.  I like mine over easy, so I prepare an egg for each backstrap.

There is nothing like a fresh farm egg.

You can serve this with hash browns, but I never do.  I just want to keep going back to this meat and egg of this dish.

Your friends will make you go hunting again next year

Enjoy your Sunday with your family folks.

Hunting Chef

3 Comments on “Elk backstrap “Chicken Fried” steak with an farm egg

  1. I can only imagine how good that would be. I’ve never had CF Elk back strap, but I have had deer and its amazing. Never seen it done with bread crumbs though. Just flour. Would love to try that one day.

  2. Do you need to anything different if you are using antelope back strap?

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