Jerked

• (imp. & p. p.) of Jerk
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Jerked

In cooking, jerked (from the Chilian word charqui) refers to meat which has been cut into strips and dried in the sun to preserve it. Hence we get beef jerky, formerly called jerked beef. Jerked beef originated in South America where the meat was cut into strips about an inch thick and dried in the sun to preserve it. From South America the practic...
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