Ed's smoked venison ribs

What you need
5 pounds venison ribs
Hickory wood chips
Apple wood chips
1 quart apple juice

What you do
Smoke ribs for 3 hours.
Let sit overnight and then refrigerate until you are ready to prepare to eat.
Place ribs in roaster.
Pour apple juice over ribs.
Bake at 275 degrees for 1 hour or until meat begins to fall off bone.
* Your favorite barbecue sauce mixed with water may be used rather than apple juice.


The Old-Timer's venison patties

What you need
1 pound venison burger
1 medium-sized onion, chopped fine.
Few fresh chopped sprigs of parsley
1/2 cup canned tomatoes, drained
1 tablespoon mayonnaise
4 slices bacon
2/3 cup bread crumbs or cracker crumbs

What you do
Saute onions in vegetable oil until golden brown and mix with venison.
Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Add canned tomatoes, mayonnaise, bread crumbs and parsley.
Form into four patties and wrap each patty with bacon.
Fry in lightly greased frying pan.

Fried coot fillets

What you need
Four coot fillets
1 egg
2 tablespoons milk
Dry bread crumbs
1/4 teaspoon poultry seasoning

What to do
Pound coot fillets into 1/4-inch thickness with a meat hammer. Beat egg in a shallow bowl. Stir in milk. Blend seasoning and bread crumbs in another bowl. Dip coot fillets in egg and roll in bread crumbs. Cook fillets slowly in fry pan, turning once.


Venison chili

What you need
Cooking spray
1 1/2 pounds ground venison
1 1/4 cups chopped sweet onion
1 bell pepper
4 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
16-ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
16-ounce can chicken broth
1 tablespoon tomato paste
16-ounce can dark kidney beans, rinsed and drained
Shredded cheddar cheese

What you do
Spray bottom of Dutch oven, add venison burger and brown.
Remove venison burger and keep warm.
Add onion, bell pepper and garlic to dutch oven and heat until tender.
Add venison, chili powder, salt and pepper, diced tomatoes, chicken broth, and tomato paste and bring to a boil.
Cover and simmer for about 30 minutes.
Add kidney beans and cook uncovered for another 15 minutes.
If desired, place grated cheddar cheese on top when serving.

Oven-steamed walleye in parchment paper

What you need
2 pounds walleye fillets
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
Dash of pepper

What to do
Wrap fish loosely in parchment paper. Place in shallow baking pan and bake at 350-degree oven for 15-20 minutes. Serve immediately.