Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Cooking with Grass Fed Jerky Chews

In recent years, jerky has been popularized as nutritious protein after a workout, snack on-the-go, and perfect nosh to take outdoors/camping. However, back in the day, the purpose for drying the meat was to preserve it for a later cookery as refrigeration was not available. When the dried snack is rehydrated in water or broth, it can be added with any desired spices and ingredients to provide a satiating meal.

Some of my favorite family stories are of my grandmother's childhood during World War II. Her family would make the most appetizing dishes out of minimally preserved/canned ingredients. It's just the cutest thing when she bites into Jerky Chews and asks, "Can I soak it in water and cook you a meal?"

I would love a meal made from Jerky Chews, especially when I have no other protein left in the house. I got so busy that I forgot to place an order with Brandon Natural Beef; check them out Bay Area, Ca, as they have tongue and other awesome cuts available this season.

But for now, I will scavenge for ingredients I already have and combine them with my 100% grass-fed beef source - Jerky Chews (also made from Brandon Natural Beef) - Original with Lemon flavor to be precise.

Here's a simple recipe you can enjoy while camping or at home: 

  • 1 cup chopped jerky (2oz bag of Jerky Chews)
  • 1 can of diced tomatoes (TJ's Organic Diced & Fire Roasted is tasty)
  • 3 farm-fresh eggs (I used duck eggs thanks to the Mountain View farmers market lady who sells bigger-yolk duck eggs for the price of chicken eggs)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • Sea salt to taste (optional)

Soak the chopped jerky in water overnight. Heat the pastured butter in a skillet. Squeeze out the moisture from jerky and add it to the skillet along with tomatoes and salt. Cook for a few minutes and then stir in whisked eggs. Continue to stir very slowly over low heat and you got yourself scrambled eggs with delicious chews.


Meal made from rehydrated (soaked in water) Jerky Chews

1 comment:

  1. Sounds really good, but I think I would prefer to scramble my eggs separately and then pour the tomato/jerky combo over the top. By the way, I just ordered some of your spicy original, can't wait for it. I love jerky and now that I've gone paleo will enjoy being able to eat it again.