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Wildschwein Filet R

Here comes an original Granny recipe. The problem with most of them is that my grandmother‘s cooking instructions are somewhat inaccurate and mostly the preparations just go by feeling (or whatever ingredients are available).

For this recipe I have tried to coax out of her the ingredients as accurately as possible. It has come out: “… Well, we don’t need to pickle the meat, because I got such a good part of the wild boar. First we fry it and … and red wine! I never buy wine. I drink only milk, much much milk and therefore my bones are as good as a teenager’s! But the boar filet needs a lot of red wine! And we have to drink it too! Here you are! Drink some more red wine! Aaaaaah! Caution that nothing burns!!!”

Anyway, it is very important to serve the meat with a lot of cranberry jam … and red wine. Very important! Recommended side dishes are potato dumplings. (Click here for the recipe for potato dumplings)

How it really works now (more or less):

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  • 500g of wild boar filet
  • 1 onion
  • 1 bunch of soup vegetables
  • 125ml sour cream or cream (not really necessary)
  • 1/8l red wine (a cheap one, otherwise my grandmother gets angry about the waste of money!)
  • readymade Deer Spice Mix or:
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 5 juniper berries
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 5 peppercorns
  • 3 cloves
  • 4-5 tablespoons oil (for frying)


That’s how it’s done

  • Cut the Onion and vegetables into small pieces
  • Cut the meat into thin slices and fry (at big heat), then take out of the pan
  • Fry the onion until browned, which gives a nice color to the sauce
  • Add the vegetables and fry for a short time
  • Add the spices to the pan
  • Then deglaze with the red wine and possibly a little water and simmer until the vegetables are soft
  • If you like, you can add some sour cream when the vegetables are cooked
  • Purée the content of the pan with a hand blender and add the meat back into the sauce afterwards
  • The sauce shall then simmer about 30 minutes

Here is the link fort he potato dumplings that come with the wild boar. And don’t forget the Cranberry Jam and the Red Wine!

Wild Boar Filet Recipe



I love this combination of flavors, if I could evaluate the recipe I’d give it 10/10; also, I enjoy so much reading your stories, I wish I was cooking with your granny once, sounds like fun!

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