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.


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.

Pan-fried breakfast trout

What you need
4 trout
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1 3/4 cup corn meal
Salt and pepper to taste.
Butter or oleo

What you do
Mix eggs and milk in a bowl.
Place cornmeal, salt and pepper in a plastic bag.
Soak trout in eggs and milk wash and then shake in the bag.
Fry in butter or oleo until skin turns golden brown and crispy and fish flake easily.
Serve with eggs, potatoes, toast and coffee.


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.

Sour cream and corn meal crappies

What you need
Fresh crappie fillets
16-ounce tub of sour cream
Corn meal
Cooking oil
Salt and pepper

What you do
Coat crappies in sour cream with spatula.
Roll fillets in corn meal.
Salt and pepper both sides of fillets.
Fry in cooking oil in electric fry pan until golden brown.