Meat Glue Gone Bad

Discussion in 'Pork' started by danmcg, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I picked up some meat glue off of RichTee last year and have used it a few times with good results. Although the shelf life is suppose to be 3 months if kept vac sealed and frozen, I'd thought I 'd give it a try again and see if it still good. Well it's either out lived it useable life or the applicator (me) didn’t know what he was doing, which is quite possible.

    I took some strips of pork loin and lean butt and glued them together hoping to get a checkerboard look when sliced. Dusted them all down with glue and rolled them up in plastic wrap like a fatty and let the glue do it's thing for a day. Next day I unwrapped it and it looked good, that is until I started to rub on the cure, then it started to come apart at the seams.

    Before the coming apart stage:


    I'm not one to throw away good meat so I moved on and cured them for 7 days .

    Pull it out yesterday and slow cooked it at 250 till I got it to 158 internal then let it rest over night.

    Here's the finished product:


    and a little sliced view:


    I'll have to work on my technique to make it prettier, my original plan was to make a box press and glue it with some pressure on it. That would have eliminated to voids in the middle.

    Tastes real good though, and I think it will make a great deviled ham! LOL

    Thanks for looking,
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2012
  2. solaryellow

    solaryellow Limited Mod Group Lead

    Sorry to hear it Smitty. Still looks tasty though.
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2012
  3. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Dan, evening...... I got dizzy for a moment looking at your creation... kind of like an optical illusion.....  A few adult beverages and that stuff sliced up on a buffet line.... the guests would be tipped over..... 

    Whew !!! ..  that was cruel.....  Looks good.... different textures.... different tastes..... I'll bet it is delish....   Dave 
  4. Wish my "gone bads" turned out looking like that!  I'd love to try a taste of that baby.
  5. That does look awfully good for a "gone bad" thread...  my "gone bad" looked like a meteor ...and the taste wasn't far from it either.  :)
    Last edited: Feb 26, 2012

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