QWANT’A (DRIED MEAT)

 

Qwant’a is mainly a snack food served on all occasions, especially with cocktails. It is very versatile and can be consumed as it is, fried, cooked in sauce or ground to powder and put in shiro, etc.

 

10 lbs. beef or lamb

salt to taste

1 Tbsp. black pepper

1 cup red pepper (berbere) or red pepper paste (awaze)

 

Trim excess fat from meat and wipe meat with clean cloth. Cut meat into long strips. Mix salt, black pepper and red pepper (berbere) or red pepper paste (awaze) (optional) and rub on strips of meat. Dehydrate meat. Break dried meat into smaller pieces and serve raw or fried. store in closed jar or plastic bags to keep fresh and crisp indefinitely.

 

Makes 4 - 6 servings.

 

country : Ethiopia

course : appetizer

 

source : Exotic Ethiopian Cooking : Society, culture, hospitality & traditions / D. J. Mesfin

 

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