fresh deer or elk heart or beef heart
salt, 2 times
onion flakes, dehydrated
salt and pepper to taste
or 1 clove of garlic, smashed
1Wash and clean a whole heart. Cut off the fat on the top and any grisel on top that you can feel. Place in a large bowl or non metal container. Fill with cold water that will cover the heart. Pour salt over and set in refrigerator for 2 days, changing the water and salt every day. I have set a plate on top to keep it submerged..I have tried a zip lock bag but be very careful.
2After heart has soaked. Pour off the salted water. Rinse heart. Place in pot, large enough to cover with water & has a lid. Add water.
3Add salt & pepper to your taste, onion flakes (or diced onion), and garlic powder..(or a clove of garlic)
4Bring to a boil. Turn down down to simmer and put on lid. Simmer for 3 to 4 hours. The longer it simmers, the more tender it will be. Add water as needed to keep heart covered. Poke heart with fork to feel how tender it is.
5Remove heart and let cool enough to handle. Take a knife and peel off the outer layer(looks kind of like a thin skin). You can also trim the inside cavity a much as possible. Your pet will love the scraps.
6Cut heart into thin slices and trim interior holes as needed. Place in ziploc to keep it from drying out.
7You can also use an elk, moose or beef heart. Of course, they take longer to cook.
8To make sandwich, use your choice of bread & your own sides and layer 3 or more slices on top. Salt and pepper to taste.