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(Slate)   McDonald's didn't invent the chicken nugget; it was actually created by a Cornell University professor who proposed the idea of a frozen chicken stick...in 1963, almost 18 years before the Golden Arches unveiled their nasty prototype   (slate.com) divider line 26
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2012-12-30 11:45:26 PM
6 votes:
Nugget Man
by Paul & Storm

Robert C. Baker died on a Monday
We all know his work, although few knew his name
A Cornell professor who taught poultry science
Forever enshrined in the poultry Hall of Fame
84 years worth of food innovations:
Chicken dogs, turkey dogs and turkey ham
Beyond them all stands Baker's greatest creation
For Baker begat chicken nuggets for man

O, Nugget Man
O, Nugget Man
Headin' on down to that old Promised Land
Happy the meals all have been since the day
That the Nugget Man came our way

Robert C. Baker, way back in the '50s
Changed the way children and college kids eat
When he invented a way to get breading
To adhere much better to raw chicken meat
His new method led fast food chains in the '80s
To develop and market a new bite-sized snack food
Made from mechanically recovered meat and anti-foaming products
Reconstituted meat slurry and extra chicken skin for its binding properties

O, Nugget Man
O, Nugget Man
Headin' on down to that old Promised Land
Guts, feet and beaks now don't get thrown away
Since the Nugget Man came our way

The King of the Burgers is mourning with Popeye
The Colonel arranged a 21-gun salute
The Church's are silent, but for Wendy's weeping
And Ronald has hung up his big yellow clown suit

Robert C. Baker's last will was specific
That his bones be removed, and he be ground up real fine
And to place his remains into small cardboard coffins
And bury the pieces six at a time

O, Nugget Man
O, Nugget Man
Headin' on down to that old Promised Land
Dipped into his honey-mustard filled grave
We're glad the Nugget Man came our way
We're glad the Nugget Man came our way
2012-12-30 11:21:46 PM
5 votes:
Paul and Storm knew all about him long ago.
2012-12-31 12:46:55 AM
3 votes:
chicken nuggets are a terrible frankenfood developed only a short while ago. We must ban this monstrosity. Never before have lower grade parts of meat been combined to create a food.
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2012-12-30 11:41:43 PM
3 votes:
www.amstudy.hku.hk
2012-12-30 08:59:46 PM
3 votes:
Just so it's clear, I have NEVER been under the impression that McDonald's had invented chicken nuggets. I'm not sure the "myth" you're trying to dispel is even a myth at all, Submitter.
2012-12-30 08:18:33 PM
3 votes:
Besides, McNuggets are nothing more than a sauce conveyance vector...
2012-12-31 02:28:06 AM
2 votes:

namegoeshere: Yes, we here in CNY know this.


...anyone who's ever listened to Paul & Storm knows this.
2012-12-31 12:11:33 AM
2 votes:
McNuggets? I can take them or leave them. The McRib on the other hand? The guy who invented that monstrosity should DIAF.
F42
2012-12-30 11:47:15 PM
2 votes:
Robert C. Baker died on a Monday
We all know his work, although few knew his name
A Cornell professor who taught poultry science
Forever enshrined in the poultry Hall of Fame
84 years worth of food innovations:
Chicken dogs, turkey dogs and turkey ham
Beyond them all stands Baker's greatest creation
For Baker begat chicken nuggets for man

O, Nugget Man
O, Nugget Man
Headin' on down to that old Promised Land
Happy the meals all have been since the day
That the Nugget Man came our way

Robert C. Baker, way back in the '50s
Changed the way children and college kids eat
When he invented a way to get breading
To adhere much better to raw chicken meat
His new method led fast food chains in the '80s
To develop and market a new bite-sized snack food
Made from mechanically recovered meat and anti-foaming products
Reconstituted meat slurry and extra chicken skin for its binding properties
2012-12-30 09:28:16 PM
2 votes:
Wendy's makes good nuggets.
2012-12-30 09:09:19 PM
2 votes:

doglover: McNuggets are hands down the best chicken nugget I've ever experienced, on average.

Sure, you can find the occasional nuggets that beat them here or there, but those places are never chains. Most of the time what you get is equal or inferior.

So totaling it up, the McNugget is always a safe bet.


Chik-Fil-A's nuggets are far, far better than McDonald's, and they're a chain.  Nothing but real breast meat breaded and fried, not that goop inside a McNugget.
2012-12-30 08:01:27 PM
2 votes:
i1079.photobucket.com
2012-12-31 07:10:52 AM
1 votes:
CMOT Dibbler begs to differ.
2012-12-31 03:32:47 AM
1 votes:
I've been through the Advance Foods plant in OK where they make McNuggets for the Mid and Southwest. Taste testing was great. The key to McNuggets (and many other chicken items) is mechanically separated chicken (MSC). Chicken carcasses are blasted with high pressure water which removes all the remaining meat and other tissue from the bones. Current market price for MSC last week was around $200 for a 2000 lb combo box. You can make a lot of 20 piece boxes with one MSC combo. Same thing with mechanically separated turkey (MST). Turkey usually goes into hotdogs and other spiced foods to cover the turkey flavor. MST is around $150/2000 lbs which is why you will always find it in hotdogs and other formed foods labels.
2012-12-31 01:05:31 AM
1 votes:

willfullyobscure: Croquettes have been a standard recipe since the 1800's. this is total bullshiat. Supposed to make them with two spoons. Maccas just makes them with giant factories.

I make "chicken nuggets" at home once or twice a month, it's not brain science


Is that the combination of brain surgery and rocket science? Like Brains being rocket propelled through space (and time). Or did you just fark up and combine the two on accident?
2012-12-30 11:44:48 PM
1 votes:

ZAZ: They're fish sticks with a chicken-like substance inside. I remember disliking fish sticks when I was a kid, before McDonalds started McNuggets.


Maybe you don't trust the Gorton's Fisherman, but to me, he is timeless. And breaded. And a bit bearded. Somewhat frightening actually. His loving rubbers are almost as stern as your mother's voice as she tells you that you can't go to McDonald's and that your penis will never be as large as your father's. Ahhh, good times.

Trust the Gorton's Fisherman. Because, he's been there.
2012-12-30 11:37:35 PM
1 votes:
Croquettes have been a standard recipe since the 1800's. this is total bullshiat. Supposed to make them with two spoons. Maccas just makes them with giant factories.

I make "chicken nuggets" at home once or twice a month, it's not brain science
2012-12-30 11:34:23 PM
1 votes:

PhiloeBedoe: Besides, McNuggets are nothing more than a sauce conveyance vector...


A ton of this. They have been, and always will be a BBQ sauce delivery mechanism for me.
2012-12-30 11:30:49 PM
1 votes:
Quick link to song Link
2012-12-30 11:28:31 PM
1 votes:
There is even a song about him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OEa8wqv4QM0
2012-12-30 11:25:23 PM
1 votes:

DownDaRiver: Mechanically Seperated Chicken

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Enjoy your chicken McNuggets


... Okay?  Why does that look worse than any other dead chicken?
2012-12-30 11:23:01 PM
1 votes:
If you want something delicious and vaguely nugget shaped that actually comes that way on a real bird, dig the "oysters" out a roasted chicken:

upload.wikimedia.org
2012-12-30 11:17:54 PM
1 votes:
It's just the chicken version of ground beef, really.
2012-12-30 10:48:01 PM
1 votes:

toddalmighty: revrendjim: Lsherm: doglover: McNuggets are hands down the best chicken nugget I've ever experienced, on average.

Sure, you can find the occasional nuggets that beat them here or there, but those places are never chains. Most of the time what you get is equal or inferior.

So totaling it up, the McNugget is always a safe bet.

Chik-Fil-A's nuggets are far, far better than McDonald's, and they're a chain.  Nothing but real breast meat breaded and fried, not that goop inside a McNugget.

McD's is real chicken breast. Now, anyway. I think they used to just put whole chickens in a blender.

No they are not. And they contain fish.



As of October 9, 2010, the ingredients are as follows: Chicken, water, salt, sodium phosphates. Battered and breaded with bleached wheat flour, water, wheat flour, modified food starch, salt, spices, wheat gluten, paprika, dextrose (sugar), yeast, garlic powder, rosemary, partially hydrogenated soybean oil and cottonseed oil with mono- and diglycerides, leavening (sodium acid pyrophosphate, baking soda, ammonium bicarbonate, monocalcium phosphate), natural flavor (plant source) with extractives of paprika. Fried in vegetable oil (Canola oil, corn oil, soybean oil, hydrogenated soybean oil with TBHQ and citric acid). Dimethylpolysiloxane is added as an antifoaming agent.

Teh Wiki.  *shrug*
2012-12-30 08:56:49 PM
1 votes:
McNuggets are hands down the best chicken nugget I've ever experienced, on average.

Sure, you can find the occasional nuggets that beat them here or there, but those places are never chains. Most of the time what you get is equal or inferior.

So totaling it up, the McNugget is always a safe bet.
2012-12-30 08:50:40 PM
1 votes:
Yes, we here in CNY know this. He also invented Cornell sauce. Baker's Acres chicken is some mighty fine eatin'.
 
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