nashville hot fried dove sliders

Nashville Hot Fried Dove Sliders

Crispy nuggets of dove meat get the chilli oil treatment to make these delectable sliders.

I have a couple of go-to recipes for dove meat, which come in very handy when September rolls around in Texas.

Brown butter seared dove breast

Chicken fried dove

Dove wontons (they’re kinda like crab rangoons, but better!).

And though these are all great options, I always love to think of new ways to prepare game. So this year, I was inspired by Nashville hot chicken sandwiches. Let me tell y’all, you won’t be disappointed. Recipe below!

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nashville hot fried dove sliders

Nashville Hot Fried Dove Sliders

  • Author: Jess Pryles
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 8



8  dove breasts
1 egg
1/2 cup milk or buttermilk
Hot sauce
1 cup flour
2 Tbsp Hardcore Carnivore Red all purpose seasoning
4 cups frying oil (peanut works best)
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 tsp paprika
8 slider buns, toasted
Sliced pickles


  1. In a bowl combine milk, hot sauce and egg. Whisk to incorporate. In a second bowl combine flour and seasoning.
  2. Separate the dove breast into two pieces. Dip each piece in the flour mixture, then egg wash, then flour again and shake off excess. Place onto a paper towel and repeat until everything is coated.
  3. Place oil in a small pot with high sides, and heat to 350f. Fry the dove in batches for about 5 mins until crisp. Allow the oil to return to temperature between batches. Allow the dove to drain onto a clean paper towel.
  4. Place the chili powder and paprika in a bowl, and add a cup of the frying oil. Stir, then brush the oil mixture over the cooked dove.
  5. Layer two pieces of dove onto the toasted sliders, top with pickle slices and serve. 
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Method: frying