Similar to pan frying a beef steak, pan frying a deer steak requires a quality pan to cook the meat and oil so that the meat does not burn. Tenderize the meat, and season it to taste before frying.
To fry a deer steak, begin by tenderizing the meat with a mallet. Dredge the meat in a mixture of flour and seasonings, such as salt, pepper, onion powder and paprika. Alternatively, use a prepared seasoning mix. Heat the oil in the frying pan to 360 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the oil reaches the correct temperature, carefully place the steaks in the pan, allowing room to avoid overcrowding the pan. Cook on each side until the steak appears golden brown, which usually takes four to five minutes per side.
Although some people are nervous about the potentially gamey taste of deer meat, it generally tastes mild and remains lower in fat and calories than beef. Consider using dear meat in recipes that call for beef or pork. Like beef, you can roast or grill it, and even make it into burgers or add it to a stew. Pan frying serves as a common way of cooking chops or steaks. However, keep in mind that due to the meat's lower fat content, it dries out quickly when overcooked.