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Make your own Biltong at Home

Make your own Biltong at Home

Biltong, a beloved South African snack, is a flavourful dried meat treat that's surprisingly easy to make at home using a food dehydrator. 

Prepare the Meat:
Begin by thinly slicing the beef into strips, cutting against the grain for optimal tenderness.

Marinate the Meat:
In a bowl, combine the malt vinegar, coarse salt, brown sugar, ground coriander, black pepper, and garlic powder to create a flavourful marinade. Coat the meat strips thoroughly, ensuring each piece is well covered. Allow the meat to marinate for at least 2 hours or overnight for an intensified flavour.

Pat Dry:
After marinating, remove the meat from the bowl and pat each strip dry with paper towels. This step ensures a smoother dehydrating process.

Load the Dehydrator:
Arrange the marinated meat strips on the trays of your food dehydrator, ensuring they are not touching to promote even drying. Set the dehydrator to 68°C, the optimal temperature for biltong.

Allow the meat to dehydrate for 4-6 hours or until it reaches your desired level of dryness. Biltong is traditionally enjoyed with a bit of moisture, so don't let it become overly dry.

Check for Readiness:
Periodically check a few pieces for readiness by bending them. They should be dry on the outside but still slightly moist on the inside.

Store and Enjoy:
Once your biltong is ready, let it cool before storing it in an airtight container. Refrigerate for longer shelf life or enjoy it immediately for a delicious homemade South African snack.

By making your own biltong at home with a food dehydrator, you not only experience the joy of crafting this South African delight but also savour the satisfaction of enjoying a snack made with your hands and heart. Get ready to impress your taste buds and those of your friends with your homemade biltong expertise! Visit our store and you will find that we have one of these food dehydrators for you to make your own delicious biltong at home!

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