Nashville Hot Deer Nuggets

If you like spicy deer meat, then try Nashville Hot Deer Nuggets! These delicious, spicy treats are perfect for those looking to kick up their next cookout or game day party. This version of this classic Southern snack has just the right balance of heat and flavor to tantalize your taste buds and leave you wanting more. We start with lean deer meat that’s chopped into nugget sized pieces before deep frying it in a traditional southern-style seasoning blend until golden brown.

Finally, we top off these fiery nuggets with the signature Nashville Hot sauce for a deliciously zesty finish that will have you coming back for more! So fire up the frying pan and get ready to feast on some delectable Nashville Hot Deer Nuggets tonight!

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Nashville Hot Deer Nuggets

Prep Time 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings 4 people


  • 1 lb. Venison Backstrap
  • 1 Bottle Nashville Hot Marinade
  • 1 Box Spicy Chicken Fry Mix
  • 1 inch Avocado or Peanut Oil


  • Cut the venison back-strap into small "nuggets" (around 2x1 in is my preference) and let them marinade in Allegro's Nashville Hot for at least 1 hour.
  • Fill the bottom of a cast-iron skillet with about 1 inch of oil ( I use avocado or peanut) and place over medium high heat. While the oil is heating, prepare your battering station by combining 1/4 cup of dry mix* with 1/2 cup of cool water and mix well. Then place the rest of your dry mix in a container to shake or plate to roll.
  • Dip the nuggets in the wet batter, roll/shake in the dry mix, then fry for approximately 3-4 minutes per side. I highly recommend enjoying it with pickles!
    * I typically use Zatarain's New Orleans Style Spicy Chicken Fry Mix, but Louisiana makes a good one, too. If you want to make your own, just mix flour and your favorite spicy seasoning until you get your preferred level of heat.
Keyword Deer Meat, Venison

Spicy Venison

Nashville Hot Venison Nuggets are perfect for those who enjoy a spicy kick in their venison dishes. The crispy texture combined with the fiery flavor makes this recipe a delightful and unique way to savor the rich taste of deer meat with a Southern twist. Enjoy the heat and savor every bite!

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