Making Biltong

David Trammel's picture

Most of us are familiar with jerky and permacan as a way to preserve meat. Here is a similar method of drying meat from South Africa.

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Now that I have a bit of time on my hand, I think I'll dig out my electric food dryer and give it a try.

Blueberry's picture

Living were it is always hot or warm like to use this when curing meat, I sometimes wonder if you could take a old leather shoe and make a nice pot roast.

alice's picture

Thanks for posting this recipe. I will have to give that a try.

I have tried drying meat once or twice -- we have friends with a meat slicer so we got them to slice a topside of beef for us and then I sprinkled each slice with turmeric, white pepper and salt and dried in the dehydrator we have. It's a great snack food for me away from home as I can't eat a lot of the processed foods in the shops so I should get on and make some more.