How to Prepare Pine Bark


Pine trees possess an inner layer of bark that was once used as a nutritious dietary supplement. Preparing it at home as either an experiment or a way to live off the land in your area is a simple process. Whether you're a survivalist or a curious lover of nature, preparing pine bark provides your palate with an interesting new flavor.

Step 1

Place 1 lb. of pine bark strips in the pressure cooker containing 8 cups of water.

Step 2

Pressure-cook the bark for 10 minutes on high, and strain off the water.

Step 3

Add the softened strips of pine bark to a pan full of oil and sesame seeds. Make sure the oil is hot before adding the strips.

Step 4

Deep-fry the strips of pine bark in the sesame and peanut oil mixture until they float at the top and are golden brown.

Step 5

Drain the excess oil off the pine bark strips, laying them on paper towels.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 1b. pine bark strips
  • 2 cups peanut oil
  • 1 cup sesame seeds
  • Pressure cooker
  • Frying pan


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