Country Fried Antelope Cutlets with Gravy

Antelope Cutlets with Gravy

• Prep Time: 35 minutes • Yields: 4 servings


1 package Fossil Farms’ Antelope Cutlets
2 lb. average
1 cup self-rising flour
1 tsp. salt, plus more to taste
½ tsp. black pepper
¼ tsp. dried thyme
¼ tsp. garlic powder
¼ tsp. paprika
1 cup buttermilk
1 egg
1-2 cups peanut oil, vegetable oil or canola oil, for frying
2 tbsp. oil from fried antelope (or sub with butter)
2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
½ cup chicken stock or broth
½ cup milk



Small bowls
Whisk Wire rack
Dutch oven or cast iron skillet
Paper towels
Sheet tray
Liquid measuring cup
Medium-sized skillet



1. In a small bowl, prepare the seasoning mix by combining salt, pepper, thyme, garlic powder, and paprika. Reserve ½ tsp. of seasoning mix.

2. Add self-rising flour to bowl and whisk into seasoning mix.

3. In a separate small bowl, whisk together buttermilk and egg.

4. Dip each cutlet in the buttermilk mixture first. Then, dredge in the flour mixture. Place the breaded cutlets on a wire rack to rest for a few minutes while heating the oil.

5. Preheat oven to 200°F.

6. Pour oil into a large Dutch oven or deep cast iron skillet to a depth of about ½”. Warm over medium heat until it’s hot, about 350°F. The oil is ready when you drop a little bit of water on it and the water sizzles and pops.

7. Work in batches so you don’t overcrowd the pan, and fry antelope cutlets until golden brown, about 3 - 4 minutes per side. Transfer to a paper towel lined tray, and season with additional salt and pepper, if desired. Place tray in 200°F oven to keep warm.

8. Once antelope cutlets have all been fried and placed in oven to keep warm, start to make the gravy. Whisk together broth and milk in a liquid measuring cup and set aside.

9. Heat a medium-sized skillet over medium heat and add 2 tbsp. of oil that antelope cutlets were fried in to pan. Note: melted butter can be used in place of oil if preferred.

10. Sprinkle in all-purpose flour and continuously whisk until flour has browned, about 1 - 2 minutes. Gradually whisk in the broth and milk. Add remaining ½ tsp. of seasoning mix that was set aside earlier. Cook and stir until gravy thickens.

11. Remove from heat, taste, and add additional seasoning, if desired. Then, spoon over antelope cutlets.


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