Donny’s Deer Appetizer

This one has made Donny famous throughout southeastern U.S. hunting camps. Along with his Poor Man’s Shrimp recipe, they just can’t get enough of this super-easy recipe. It’s usually eaten with a fork, or Gerber folding knife, right out of the pan.


Donny’s Deer Appetizer


  • 1 lb trimmed deer meat cut into 1 to 2-inch cubes
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon red currant jelly
  • 2 cloves garlic minced


  • Season meat with salt and pepper. Heat a thin layer of olive oil in a pan over medium-high heat. Lightly brown meat on all sides, but not past rare. Add vinegar, jelly and garlic. Cook for 1 minute more.

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