biltong (beef jerky)

Categories
African
Snacks
Yield
4 Servings
MeasureIngredient
 to taste

Salting mixture:

1 lb salt

2 oz sugar

1 oz saltpeter

pepper and chili spices --

As you travel around East Africa you will see countless Africans selling food along the roadsides, in the markets, or through bus and train windows. They sell fruit, boiled eggs grilled maize, boiled maize, yogurt, milk, soda pop, fried dough balls, samosas, yellow buns, and real seasonal delicacies like roasted mice and termites.

The following are a few East African snack foods you can try.

"Beef Jerky" is more common in South Africa but still a part of the East African diet. It is generally made from beef, but other game is used when available. Cut strips of meat following the grain of muscle. Make strips 2 inches wide and 1 inch thick. Best made during cool dry weather if possible.

Salt the meat by rubbing the mixture in well and leave in the basin of salt mixture overnight. Dip a cloth in vinegar, wring dry and whip the meat well.

Hang the strips of meat in a cool, dry, well ventilated place until dry.

You can also hang the meat on an oven rack placed in the top slot of the oven. Dry the meat on low heat.

Recipe By : Mrarchway@...

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