Umbilical cord biltong

Admittedly there is a time commitment for this recipe, but it is worth it, and since you only get one cord per baby, it makes the finished product both exclusive and rewarding.
If you do not have a Biltong maker, you can use the Clothes Dryer for a suitable at-home alternative.
Slice the reserved umbilical cord and sprinkle with your preferred spices – I find the stronger flavours of cayenne pepper, paprika and ground coriander enhances the already gamey flavours of the cord.
Make sure the cord is dried (no dripping blood) before you hang it in your biltong machine (or place in your dryer). Three full cycles on high heat should be sufficient to dry your biltong.

Makes a wonderful gift for dads and grandads to celebrate the arrival of the new baby.

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