Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Okay, get out your feathers and put them in your hair. And make sure that you wash your hands.

A fun and yummy thing to make when the weather is cold and you are bored s real Indian Pemmican.

You will have to buy some things, but it won't cost a lot.

Roast a dozen sticks of your favorite jerky in the oven until they're crisp like bacon. Put through a meat grinder, along with an equal amount of fine white fat from around calf kidneys. You may have to go to a butcher shop for this. Or just go to your grocery store and get suet.

Put through the grinder some fresh or frozen chokecherries, Bing cherries, sour red cherries, or some other type of berries, with a little sugar.

Mix together and form into balls about the size of a golf ball. You can melt a little of the beef suet over a fire in a pan, and pour or pat over the Pemmican balls.

Place in plastic bags, and they will last for quite a while.(Unless you wolf them all down in one setting.) They are good for snacking, hiking, camping, fishing, or just about anything else. They are very nourishing, and just good snacks.

This was the "iron ration" of the Sioux Indian warriors.

Try it, and let me know what you think. And you can vary the recipe and try different fruit in it.

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