Sfilacci di Cavallo

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Sfilacci di Cavallo

Postby onewheeler » Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:05 pm

I wondered if anyone had experience of making sfilacci di cavallo? It's dried, shredded horse meat, rather good, a speciality of the Venetian hinterland. The one time I've had it, it was served with a rucola salad and shaved parmesan.

The only instructions I can find suggest brining leg of horse, drying it and then beating it with a hammer into shreds. The target is individual fibres of flesh - around 1 mm diameter - and it should be quite dry and almost crispy. Can't say I'm confident about the hammering bit!

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Postby Snags » Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:54 am

Flogging a dead horse with hammers sounds a bit extreme
Is that the traditional method?
yet to take the plunge still researching
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Postby onewheeler » Fri Jan 18, 2013 2:16 pm

:D

Apparently. At least it's the only instruction I've found in simple enough Italian that I understand! Guess most of it comes out of a meat factory where they have a shredding machine. Might be fun to try with pork or beef, given that no-one wants to own up to flogging horse. Could bring some back from France to try though...
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