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    DRE, thanks for the tip, I have used vegetable spray, but mines must be too old. Still stuck!
    Also, I usually ask the butcher to cut a roast, with the grain. Or was it against. I always forget... Theyll cut it for free.
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    Man someone just gave me bag of Jerky (I'll spare the makers name) that gives jerky a bad name. Its a 7 ounce bag of original flavored, "card shaped kippered beef" that should be banned, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellbent View Post
    DRE, thanks for the tip, I have used vegetable spray, but mines must be too old. Still stuck!
    Also, I usually ask the butcher to cut a roast, with the grain. Or was it against. I always forget... Theyll cut it for free.
    We still get some sticking, too, but I don't think we'll ever get away from that completely especially since we use shoyu and sugar in our marinade.

    You know, I never thought about having the butcher do the cutting for me. I've had them debone roasts for us, but never had them actually cut the meat into slices. Something to think about next time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LocoBoy View Post
    Man someone just gave me bag of Jerky (I'll spare the makers name) that gives jerky a bad name. Its a 7 ounce bag of original flavored, "card shaped kippered beef" that should be banned, lol.
    I think that "kippered" jerky is made from ground meat instead of sliced. Makes for a softer jerky which is good for us old futs whom are having some problems with our teeth and gums. Most of my molars have root canals.

    Actually, I've had some pretty good kippered jerky. Just depends on the brand I guess. Maybe you should post the brand.

    They do have kits for making homemade "kippered" jerky. Kits include the seasonings and a huge syringe and flat tip for squeezing out the perfect shape and thickness.

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    It's like when you go to drying bananas or sugar and cinnamoned apple slices...gotta turn em or scoot them a bit all the time, or they stick. After they get a little bit dry, you can leave em an no stick.

    Today I'm making dried banana slices, and maybe try a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar on top of them, too. I have 18 kilos of bananas...but the kids have already eaten plenty, and some of them are going into the freezer to be later dipped in chocloate and rolled in nuts as popsicles. And some will be made into little cakes that I can in small jars, so that we can have cake whenever we want.

    I read somewhere that hotdog jerky is good, too.

    I cube (1/2") meat and then fry it with salt and pepper and whatever, and then dehydrate it .... makes really good jerky nibbles. Turkey, beef, pork, fish...whatever, it's all good.

    When I feel lazy, I just dry the meat raw, with nothing. That's good, too, plus it can be used for ordinary recipes after.

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    Wow Susie, are other housewives as busy as you? It actually sounds rather idyllic to me, hard work but all that canning, cooking, and stuff. Kind of reminds me of what life used to be like circa Grizzly Adams =)
    I think it beats fixing pc's and dealing with irate customers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hellbent View Post
    Wow Susie, are other housewives as busy as you? It actually sounds rather idyllic to me, hard work but all that canning, cooking, and stuff. Kind of reminds me of what life used to be like circa Grizzly Adams =)
    I think it beats fixing pc's and dealing with irate customers.
    My Mom recently came to visit me, over here...and I have to say that I found the lifestyle she told me about CRAZY! And she lives in sleepy Hilo!

    It's much more quiet over here where I am. I don't have to go out and live the flashing bight lights of 'Life' and 'Fun', but I can stay at home and watch the kids grow up and the neighbors fight. It's cheaper, too.

    But then, I had my kids when I was 'mature', so I had already had a taste of all that kine stuffs. I'll bet that my kids head for the bright lights and the streets paved with gold, too, before they settle down....I suspect they'll be hard to keep down on the farm, once they discover the delights of the big cities and the even bigger places than France.

    Keoni, my eldest (just 16), has just come back from a school trip to NY and DC. He now thinks that all Americans live in mansions and have four-car garages and eat out at every meal. He spent all the $$$ we gave him, as reasonable as he is, because 'It was all so cheap and there was so much good stuff!'. I hope that the school chooses India to go to, next year, or Rhodesia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SusieMisajon View Post
    It's like when you go to drying bananas or sugar and cinnamoned apple slices...gotta turn em or scoot them a bit all the time, or they stick. After they get a little bit dry, you can leave em an no stick.

    I cube (1/2") meat and then fry it with salt and pepper and whatever, and then dehydrate it .... makes really good jerky nibbles. Turkey, beef, pork, fish...whatever, it's all good.

    When I feel lazy, I just dry the meat raw, with nothing. That's good, too, plus it can be used for ordinary recipes after.
    Oh ho ho! Nice tips SusieM.

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    Jimmy's beef jerky - i tried looking in china town for this for the last few years. i recall eating it when i went to golden harvest. last time i went to chinatown a shopowner told me after the last mad cow scare that jimmy's shut down. if anyone sees any, please let me know!
    Not sure myself if they still have it, but I could've sworn I saw some in Honolulu Chinatown recently (this past year). I know that Chinatown stores also don't bring in Bovril, the beef flavored liquid for the same Mad Cow reason. Next time I go, I'll look-see and let you know. I don't go as often, with a quarter buying only 10 minutes. Or, anyone want to try calling them in Vancouver?

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    Well...hubby was making fajitas on the bar-be just a couple of days ago but he almost burnt one section of the steaks, and wouldn't use them. the flavor and aroma was irresistible. (he used the smoking chips and a homemade sauce with some maple syrup, soy, and not sure what all, but anyway.....ahem....) I told him I will eat that almost burnt meat cuz to me it is jerky. Oh man, it was awesome.

    I've never intentionally made my own, but dang this was one delicious accident.

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