Wednesday, October 17, 2007

A lost salt found...

My wife just called and said she found McCormick's Hickory Smoked Salt at Big Lots. "They're two dollars each," she said, "how many do you want?" This stuff usually costs around $5 a pop.

This is the salt that they discontinued. Eventually I'll have to figure out some other brand to use, and actually mail-order it. But for now at least, I can keep making my jerky with my original ingredient.


  1. I don't suppose you could be persuaded to bring a few to the Lockhart meet to pass out as party favors? I'd gladly reimburse you for a few bottles!

  2. They were in packs of four and she bought only one pack, so I don't have any extra. I want it to last as long as possible.

    There was one other 4-pack on the shelf besides that one. I guess I should have told her to buy 'em all.

  3. Uhhhmmmmm,
    Why not just use plain salt and cold smoke the jerky? Or hot smoke it, regardless you can always smoke it.

    Another option for those without smokers (admittedly this boggles my mind unless you're an apartment dweller) is to buy or make your own liquid smoke.

  4. Because I make jerky out of ground beef and squirt it out of a jerky shooter. I like to mix all the ingredients into the meat before I dry it.

  5. OIC, I tend to use flank steak.