Jar of homemade buffalo jerkyAfter an organic beef jerky binge last week, I found myself peering into an empty bag, not quite believing I was sold 3 oz as a supposed three servings.

That gobble session cemented my motivation to make Alton Brown’s box fan jerky with buffalo from our Farmers’ Market.

Strips of marinated meat are arranged in air filters and bungee corded to a box fan, where they dry for 12 or more hours. It works! The next day I had beautiful translucent strips of salty spicy jerky.

Next time I’ll try a sweeter marinade and make sure to keep my cuts thin (the freezing trick works excellently to help cut the meat thin).

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posted November 27th, 2007 at 11:08 am

I am truly indebted to you. I adore game meat and it’s the rare treat that I get it as jerky. I may actually make my own jerky out of the elk I have in the freezer.


posted November 27th, 2007 at 4:51 pm

Nuh-UH! That is AWESOME!

posted December 13th, 2007 at 11:33 pm

I remember seeing that episode and wondering to myself, “Now, who would go through all that trouble except Alton Brown?”

You are my hero.

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