PIPIKAULA - HAWAIIAN STYLE BEEF JERKY
It's a great appetizer or a pick-me-up snack. It's one of those things that you can't eat just one. One of many favorites here in Hawaii. I make a lot of this for game day.
hawaiian salt or rock salt
red chili pepper flakes (opt.)
Cut the flank steak into 1 1/2 inch strips.
Combine all ingredients and mix well, be sure that all the salt and sugar crystals are dissolved.
Soak all the meat strips in the marinade overnight in the refrigerator.
Use a rack with a drip pan below, you might want to cover the pan with foil for easier clean-up.
Place all the strips of meat on the wire rack without it touching each other.
Bake in the oven at 175 degrees for 7 to 8 hours. It should be pliable and not burnt.
Slice it up diagonally. Keep it in an air tight container or in a zip-lock bag.