The first thing that shoots through your mind when you taste the crispy, sweet, delectable sesame beef jerky at Khe-Yo in Tribeca: Let’s get another order. The second: This would be great to eat at home while wearing stretchy pants and watching … [fill in the blank with football, Homeland, Scandal, Sleepy Hollow, etc.].
Creator Soulayphet Schwader (a.k.a. chef Phet), a partner with Marc Forgione on the restaurant, prefers soccer, specifically the English Premier League and its Tottenham Hotspurs. He was kind enough to share the surprisingly easy jerky recipe. The Khe-Yo version comes with a tasty smoked chile sauce, which does happen to be quite complicated. In its stead, Schwader offers instructions for a roasted eggplant sauce. Something spicy and bottled would also be fantastic.
Sesame Beef Jerky
Makes about 50 pieces