Thai Beef Jerky (Nuer Daed Deaw)

Traditionally, the beef in this dish is sun-dried for 4 hours on a rack, with the pieces flipped after 2 hours to dry evenly. It's much easier to do this in your oven at a low heat! Dried beef can be stored in the refrigerator up to two weeks.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 7 hours 15 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. beef roast, cut into thin strips
  • 1 Tbsp. minced cilantro roots or stems
  • 5 cloves minced garlic
  • ½ tsp. ground white pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. fish sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. oyster sauce
  • 4 Tbsp. whiskey
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. Thai red curry paste
  • 3 cups vegetable oil

Directions

  • Pound cilantro roots or stems, garlic, and pepper until smooth with a mortar and pestle. Transfer paste to a large bowl and add fish sauce, oyster sauce, whiskey, sugar, and curry powder. Add beef and toss to coat.
  • Preheat oven to 145°F.
  • Place beef on racks set inside baking sheets and put baking sheets in oven. Dehydrate beef for 6 hours, rotating racks every hour or so.
  • In a large frying pan, heat oil to 350°F.
  • Deep-fry beef about 2–3 minutes. Drain on paper towels before serving.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. beef roast, cut into thin strips
  • 1 Tbsp. minced cilantro roots or stems
  • 5 cloves minced garlic
  • ½ tsp. ground white pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. fish sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. oyster sauce
  • 4 Tbsp. whiskey
  • 1 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tsp. Thai red curry paste
  • 3 cups vegetable oil

Directions

  • Pound cilantro roots or stems, garlic, and pepper until smooth with a mortar and pestle. Transfer paste to a large bowl and add fish sauce, oyster sauce, whiskey, sugar, and curry powder. Add beef and toss to coat.
  • Preheat oven to 145°F.
  • Place beef on racks set inside baking sheets and put baking sheets in oven. Dehydrate beef for 6 hours, rotating racks every hour or so.
  • In a large frying pan, heat oil to 350°F.
  • Deep-fry beef about 2–3 minutes. Drain on paper towels before serving.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories240
Total Fat16g
Saturated Fat3.5g
Cholesterol60mg
Sodium450mg
Total Carbohydrate4g
Dietary Fiber0g
Sugars2g
Protein16g