One of our lovely friends from the site gave me some beef jerky at Nina's garden visit a few months ago. Now, I admit that I was a bit fascinated - the home made stuff makes for great flavoured snack, it was apparently pretty cheap to make and it will last for a few weeks in the fridge. She said it was easy, but I'd seen the spice mixes at my local shop and they were a bit expensive. Given everything else I make, it just didn't seem worth the bother.... boy, was I wrong!, although a few things were in my favour:
Here's how it unfolded (with instructions) and turned me into a jerky convert:
I can't imagine how many different marinates I can dream up now. This stuff is good enough to sell. Wow. Dead easy and the only real cost is the meat. I am now a jerky convert. And that, my friends, is why I love this site!
I have recipes that have no flour what-so-ever. That'd work for ya!
There's plenty of GF flour and rice crumb options out there these days Andy but they behave differently from wheat flour/breadcrumbs. Pure cornflour (not wheaten) is also fine but you wouldn't go putting that into a sausage I wouldn't think.
It's the processed foods that are suspect to a Coeliac. Plain fruit, meat and veg are fine... unless there is a secondary allergy (such as mine for citrus, passionfruit and mango). I mainly stay away from processed foods or read the ingredient lists carefully.
I can't just tuck into something prepared by someone else without knowing everything, down to the smallest ingredient, that went into it. I love food so it's a big disappointment on occasions but after all these years I'm used to it. The pain etc that goes with eating gluten is a real incentive to avoid it not to mention the long term health effects such as bowel cancer.
Hey Craig. The big news is that my sausage maker arrived today!!!!!!!!!!
I can't wait to start.
What? Why did I get a sausage maker? Oh, well, I don't make enough other stuff, do I? LOL.
Or when the Zombie appocalypse comes, I'll have cheese, sausage, bread and booze now! And even some veges to shove on the burgers!
Can you give some recipes for the coconut and tom/cap leather wraps Valerie?
Amazing stuff Valerie. I have a little solid tray at the bottom of my dehydrator but I haven't tried making wraps yet.
Good grief they look good. I'm now craving sausage for brekkie.
" Mr Cumberland The Sausage Maker ", now that sounds authentic ! ( Cumberland sausages from the UK for those who don't know what I am talking about )
I found a recipe for it Nina! I'm going to give it a crack. Maybe next weekend's adventure.