The Complete Jerky Book: How to Dry, Cure, and Preserve

The Complete Jerky Book: How to Dry, Cure, and Preserve

by Monte Burch




As more and more self-sufficiency methods rise out of today’s waning economy and growing green movement, so does jerky.

Jerky is one of the oldest forms of food preservation, and, these days, a very popular hobby for the hunting enthusiast and a great way of using game meats. Award-winning outdoor writer and photographer Monte Burch brings readers this pocket-sized guide to making one of the most popular, convenient, and protein-rich foods.

The Complete Jerky Book includes complete instructions on how to prepare jerky the good old-fashioned way as well as how to make it using the latest equipment. Delicious recipes for a wide variety of meats include:
  • Venison
  • Turkey
  • Goose
  • Beef
  • And even fish!

This book includes everything from how the Native Americans preserved their meat to the foolproof, easy-does-it purchased jerky seasoning mixes and new products of today.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510745360
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 11/19/2019
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 977,177
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

Monte Burch is an award-winning freelance writer, photographer, and author of over seventy-five books and thousands of outdoors and how-to magazine articles. He has written for numerous magazines, including American Rifleman and Field and Stream, and his books include The Complete Book of Making Jerky, The Complete Guide to Sausage Making,and The Ultimate Guide to Growing Your Own Food.As a photographer, he has had magazine cover shots on Bassmaster, Sports Afield, and many others.

Table of Contents

Introduction v

1 All About Jerky 1

2 Tools and Materials 7

3 Food Safety 33

4 Old-Time Jerky Making 55

5 Sliced Muscle-Meat Jerky 63

6 Modern Ground Jerky 89

7 More Jerky Recipes 115

8 Small Game and Wildfowl Jerky 131

9 Fish Jerky 141

Sources 153

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