MAKING PEMMICAN WITH GAME MEAT

Pemmican is a densely packed mixture of fat and protein with an incredibly long shelf-life.  Making Pemmican with game meat is a simple and fun family activity.

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WHAT IS PEMMICAN?

Pemmican is a meat and fat mixture usually made from elk, bison, caribou, deer, or moose. Similar to jerky, the meat used to make pemmican must be dried with the fat removed.

WHERE PEMMICAN COMES FROM

The word "Pemmican" comes from the Cree word "pimikan." And according to the Encyclopedia Britannica, the Cree word means "manufactured grease." Traditionally made from dried buffalo meat that was then pounded into powder, pemmican has been a staple food for many indigenous tribes over centuries.

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HOW TO MAKE PEMMICAN WITH GAME MEAT

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Ingredients

When preparing Pemmican, try to use the leanest cuts of meat possible. Large game animals such as deer, elk, moose, or bison are preferable. 

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Begin by slicing the meat thin, about ¼ - ⅓ of an inch thick. 2.Remove any fat left on the meat, and then dry it by hanging over a fire, in the sun, in a dehydrator, or in an oven.

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