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Beef jerky - flank steak substitute

elansey Apr 29, 2009 03:46 PM

I'm going to try making Alton Brown's beef jerky recipe (http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/al...), but he says to use flank steak which is in the impossible-to-find-kosher part of the cow. Any suggestions for a good substitution for flank steak?

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  1. gamefreak RE: elansey Apr 29, 2009 04:44 PM

    To be Kosher it has to be from the Rib Eye forward so you could try the Shoulder Clod.

    1. weinstein5 RE: elansey Apr 29, 2009 06:47 PM

      I just recently made beef jerky and tried two different cuts- I really had no idea what I was going to get but looked for cuts that I could cut across the grain to insure an easier chew when dried - what i ended up with was Chuck steaks and a top of the rib steak - kept it cheap both were 6.99/7.99 pound. The chuck steak was fattier and made for a slightly moister jerky while the top of the rib was leaner and was drier - either way both were excellent

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        embee RE: elansey Apr 29, 2009 08:43 PM

        If you can get skirt steak, it has a similar texture to flank and tastes much better.

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          weinstein5 RE: embee Apr 30, 2009 07:56 AM

          That is true but be warned it tends to be rather salty - so either rinse real well it cut back on the salt in the marinade -

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