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Is It Possible to Make Biltong in a Food Dehydrator?

Oct 29

Biltong is a traditional South African dried meat that has become popular in other parts of the world as well especially in the UK.


If you want to enjoy this delicious snack, you can make your own biltong at home.


If you have been making your own biltong for a long time then you might be surprised to know that lots of people starting out asks if can you make biltong in a food dehydrator.


Biltong is air-dried meat that is not cooked before it dries out.


So, can you make biltong in a food dehydrator? The answer is no.


As soon as you start using heat to dry the meat then it's no longer called biltong but jerky.


Jerky should be made with lean beef and they are often seasoned with pepper or other spices.


At the same time, jerky can be made using dried fruit and vegetables as well.


Jerky is a great idea for those who want to enjoy their favourite meat without having it cooked first.


While biltong does not need to be cooked you still need to dry it in a well ventilated biltong drier