How to Kosher Meat

Back in the old days, the process of koshering was done at home, most of the time involving all members of the household in the different steps. Nowadays, koshering a meat is usually done in butcher shops. However, some Jewish families still choose to kosher their meat.

Koshering is the process of slaughtering meat following the regulations of the Jewish Halakhic framework. Here’s how to kosher a meat:

  • First of all, it is important to understand that not all meat can be kosher. Meat from kosher animals can be slaughtered, removing the forbidden parts.
  • Blood from the slaughtered animals should not drip into other foods. All forbidden parts mus be removed.
  • You would need the following equipments: knife, salt, water, basin and chopping board.
  • Wash the meat thoroughly and remove remaining blood and any discolorations.
  • Soak the meat in water for at least half an hour. Meat that was left to soak in water for 24 hours is considered non-kosher already and should not be used.
  • After it has been soaked, wash the meat and check for any remaining blood. You can now slice the meat into smaller pieces.
  • Salt the meat on all sides and let it remain in the chopping board for an hour.
  • After an hour, rinse the meat well three times.
  • Meat is now kosher and is ready for cooking in a kosher kitchen.

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