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Emu - Life Just Got Healthier

The official cookbook of the American Emu Association. A compilation of over 500 favorite recipes used by the people that eat emu every day, submitted by AEA members across the nation.

Emu - Life Just Got Healthier Cookbook   $9.00


For delicious, heart-healthy dishes try one or all of the recipes below.

French Dip

French Dip

3 lbs. Emu Fan Fillet
2 cups water
1/2 cup Soy sauce
1 tsp. each Rosemary, Thyme and Garlic powder
1 Bay leaf
4 Peppercorns

Combine all ingredients in a crock pot for 5-6 hours on high. Serve on a toasted hard roll with a slice of provolone cheese. Use drippings as dip.

Midwestern Swiss Steaks

4 (4 oz.) Tenderized emu steaks
pepper to taste
1/8 tsp. Garlic powder
1 medium onion, chopped
1 (16 oz.) Can tomatoes, with liquid, cut up

Spray a non-stick skillet with non-stick cooking spray and brown meat with pepper and garlic powder.  Place tomatoes and onions over meat.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat.  Cover and simmer until meat is tender and broth is slightly thickened.  May need to add water, 2 tablespoons at a time until desire doneness.  Yields 4 servings.

Emu Burgers

1 1/2 lb. Ground emu
1/2 c. non-fat dried milk
2 Tbsp. Water
1 Tbsp. Vegetable oil
1 Tbsp. Soy sauce
1 tsp. Onion powder
1/2 tsp. Garlic powder
1 tsp. Liquid smoke, optional

Combine all ingredients with ground emu and mix well.

Oven Fried Emu

4 tenderized emu steaks
1/2 cup flour
1 tsp. Season salt or Cajun seasonings
1/3 cup emu egg (or 2 large chicken eggs)
2 Tbsp. Water
2 Tbsp. Chopped fresh herbs (parsley, basil and thyme)
1 cup fresh bread crumbs
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Pat tenderized steaks dry, combine the flour and seasoning in a bowl to mix, then add tenderized steak to coat evenly.  Shake off excess, sprinkle with a little water then coat again in the seasoned flour. Beat the egg with the water in a shallow dish.  Stir in the herbs.  Dip the tenderized steaks into the egg mixture, turning to coat them evenly.  Combine the bread crumbs and grated Parmesan cheese on a plate, roll the tenderized steaks in the crumbs patting with your fingers to help to adhere.  Place emu tenderized steaks in a greased pan large enough to hold them in one layer. Bake until thoroughly cooked and golden, about 30 minutes.