Monday, October 04, 2010

Mechanically Separated Goodness

Lots of blogs (and way to many emails) are flinging around a picture of what's known as mechanically separated chicken.  It's made from bits of meat that's been stripped from chicken bones.
Looks like ice cream.  Tastes like chicken.
Other meats are processed this way.  There's mechanically separated beef, pork, and turkey.
Lesser know varieties include:
  •  Mechanically separate Smurfs:


  • Mechanically Separated Martians
  

  • Mechanically Separated Alien "Grays":
  •  Mechanically Separated Unicorns

Oddly, they all taste like baloney.

10 comments:

Pile Girl said...

Why is it pink? Is it raw?

Namowal said...

Yes, the original is made of tiny bits of raw chicken meat. That'd be funny if they sold it in a can, like Cheeze Whiz. Can you imagine the commercial?
"Squirt, Heat 'n' eat chicken"

Linda said...

This is hilarious. I needed that laugh!

Namowal said...

Thanks Linda!
You know a meat by-product is something special when dying it blue makes it more appetizing...

booda baby said...

Very fun. Apparently I need photographic proof, because otherwise, I'd never believe any of this. :)

Namowal said...

Boodababy,
Always happy to inform and enlighten :)

Lisa Horstman said...

That stuff can only be called one thing: Blort.

Namowal said...

Lisa,
"Blort" would be a good name. I'm pretty sure that's the sound it makes!

Anonymous said...

AMAZING JOB, this had me laughing for about five minutes (':

michael manning said...

It's separated from the bones under super high pressure and pressed through a fine sieve, also under high pressure to create a paste. Blood, flesh, whatever is left on the bones. It used to be what McNasty nuggets were made of...not anymore though. It is still what most processed chicken consists of though. You've eaten it, I'm sure we all have.