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Sat 8-Sep-12
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Thinking about this....

biltong and jerky

fruit leathers

smoked garlic dried enough to make into a powder.

dried chillies

etc

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Tue 11-Sep-12
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Well the first attempt seems to have worked OK.

Fruit dried nicely.

 

I now have some top quality top-side marinating in a Ras Al Hanout spice mix. I'll put it in the dehydrator tomorrow. Hopefully in 3 days it should be ready ok

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Why aren't you going to cook it? confused

I'll try that again!

Tue 11-Sep-12
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Toffeeapple said:

Why aren't you going to cook it? confused

Because you don't cook the meat for biltong or jerky. smile

It is purely air dried with virtually no moisture inside thus virtually no bacterial growth, especially if I vac pack it after drying.

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I should fear for my teeth!

I'll try that again!

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I should fear for my life....eeekeeek

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Not at all. 

A good Serano ham isn't cooked. wink

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wave  Nor is Parma ham, Bresaola (beef), Coppa, Salami, Pancetta, plus a lot more meats......all are air dried & uncooked...... I eat a lot of them, often & I am still alive.  laugh

 

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All favourites of mine too, but I've seen Biltong and it looks like leather to me, never fancied it.

I'll try that again!

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Rather pleased I am veggie big_laugh

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Well it was ready this morning so an overnight drying is enough. It is very tasty, as was the dried bananas, mango, pineapple, melon and tomato slices.  ok

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Does the beef get crispy dry or chewy dry?

I love banana chips.  How about beetroot, parsnip and carrot chips?

I'll try that again!

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Toffeeapple said:

Does the beef get crispy dry or chewy dry?

I love banana chips.  How about beetroot, parsnip and carrot chips?

The beef was chewy dry, and softened nicely in the mouth. The texture and taste was just like stuff I have bought.

 

I shall try beetroot, etc at some point.

 

Simon

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