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Letter Re: Pemmican


I recently read your article regarding Pemmican Jan 10 2008 [1]. I’ve tried to make pemmican, but after placing it in a Quart Ziplock bag and flattening it, it has firmed up but not really become hard. Is it supposed to store kind of squishy after several days and/or indefinitely? Is it supposed to harden like a granola bar? Thank – M.C.

HJL Comments: The animal fat may keep it soft, especially if it’s stored in an airtight container. You can firm it up by using less fat in the mixture. It shouldn’t be crunchy like a hard granola bar though.