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hoptopia 12-15-2011 02:17 PM

Jerky
 
Can you use any cut of meat to make jerky?

dataz722 12-15-2011 02:21 PM

Technically yes, but you should use the leanest cuts possible since the fat will go rancid. I personally like to use an eye round roast.

Homercidal 12-15-2011 04:31 PM

Next describe the proper way to slice it...

dataz722 12-15-2011 05:21 PM

I have a deli slicer and using the eye round makes it really easy. I trim the fat and silverskin off the roast and slice it into about 1.5" thick "steaks". Toss those in the freezer for a couple hours until they are fairly hard but not frozen solid. I then put them through the slicer on their sides at about 1/4".

Homercidal 12-15-2011 06:04 PM

Yeah. I don't have a slicer.

My wife really likes the burger jerkey that I make (ground sirloin, usually) with a "Jerkey Press".

I would prefer to make it with sliced meat myself.

Hugh_Jass 12-15-2011 06:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Homercidal (Post 3574089)
Yeah. I don't have a slicer.

My wife really likes the burger jerkey that I make (ground sirloin, usually) with a "Jerkey Press".

I would prefer to make it with sliced meat myself.

Have the butcher pre-slice the cut to the desired thickness.

GilaMinumBeer 12-15-2011 06:20 PM

I like to use eye round and skirt/flank.

Same method, freeze it for an hour or two, and then slice it with a sharp knife.

Cure it (or not), marinate it, then dry it for 12 to 18 hours.

rhamilton 12-15-2011 06:23 PM

Try some thinly sliced turkey too. Nice change of pace from the traditional beef/venison jerkey we usually do.

Homercidal 12-15-2011 06:23 PM

Isn't there something called a bias or something? I remember on tv AB talking about making jerky and he cut it in a special way to make it easy to tear off and chew.

dataz722 12-15-2011 06:25 PM

Cutting anything on a bias is just cutting it on an angle. It is pretty much like a bevel.


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