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Prep Time 45 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine European
Servings (Default: 4)


Deer Leg with Brussels Sprouts and Mushroom Cream
Deer Leg with Brussels Sprouts and Mushroom Cream
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  1. Very finely crushed peppercorns, juniper and bay leaves. Rub the meat all over with salt and spices.
  2. Heat clarified butter. Fry the meat in it. Pour red wine and 1/8 l water, bring to the boil. Cover the roast with slices of bacon and roast in a preheated oven at 175 ° C for approx. 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 hours.
  3. Clean and wash Brussels sprouts. Drain the chanterelles. Cut the mushrooms into slices. Finely dice the onions. Cook Brussels sprouts. Heat 1 tablespoon fat, fry half the onions and all the mushrooms in it. Season with salt and pepper. Add the mushrooms to the meat approx. 15 minutes before the end of the cooking time. Deglaze the frying fat with 1/4 l water, bring to the boil. Also add to the meat.
  4. Take out meat. Remove half of the bacon and keep the meat warm. Cut the bacon into fine strips. Bring the gravy and cream to the boil. Scatter sauce thickener. Season to taste with salt, pepper and jelly. Heat 1 tablespoon fat. Fry the remaining onions in it until golden brown. Add the bacon strips and toss the Brussels sprouts in them. Arrange everything.
  5. Spaetzle and lingonberries go well with it.
  6. Game must always be fried. It is done when you pierce the meat and the juice is light.