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  1. #1
    Lou Decruss Guest

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    On Mon, 02 Nov 2009 17:42:07 -0700, Arri London <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Some people just have too much time (and minced meat) on their hands
    >
    >http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8337182.stm


    I saw that on the news this morning and was wondering how the hell
    they cooked it so the center was safe to eat without the outside
    turning into charcoal. Think they ground their own meat?

    Lou

  2. #2
    Arri London Guest

    Default World's largest meatball...

    Some people just have too much time (and minced meat) on their hands

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8337182.stm

  3. #3
    Mark Thorson Guest

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    Arri London wrote:
    >
    > Some people just have too much time (and minced meat) on their hands
    >
    > http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8337182.stm


    But it's not a meatball. It's a spherical shape
    made of meat, but it's not a meatball. A meatball
    is made from raw meat and other ingrediants, then
    cooked. This sphere was either made from cooked
    meat (which seems likely from the cracks, indicating
    it can't support its own weight) or if made from
    raw meat it's still raw on the inside, hence dangerous
    to eat.

    This is in contrast to the world's largest hot dog,
    which really is a hot dog.

  4. #4
    Arri London Guest

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    Lou Decruss wrote:
    >
    > On Mon, 02 Nov 2009 17:42:07 -0700, Arri London <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    > >Some people just have too much time (and minced meat) on their hands
    > >
    > >http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8337182.stm

    >
    > I saw that on the news this morning and was wondering how the hell
    > they cooked it so the center was safe to eat without the outside
    > turning into charcoal. Think they ground their own meat?
    >
    > Lou


    NI, really. The article doesn't give details. Perhaps slow cooked in
    some way...baked? It's relatively flat, presumably collapsing under its
    own weight The conditions of being approved just say 'edible' rather
    than 'safe'. There is a difference.

  5. #5
    Omelet Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>, Arri London <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > Lou Decruss wrote:
    > >
    > > On Mon, 02 Nov 2009 17:42:07 -0700, Arri London <[email protected]>
    > > wrote:
    > >
    > > >Some people just have too much time (and minced meat) on their hands
    > > >
    > > >http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8337182.stm

    > >
    > > I saw that on the news this morning and was wondering how the hell
    > > they cooked it so the center was safe to eat without the outside
    > > turning into charcoal. Think they ground their own meat?
    > >
    > > Lou

    >
    > NI, really. The article doesn't give details. Perhaps slow cooked in
    > some way...baked? It's relatively flat, presumably collapsing under its
    > own weight The conditions of being approved just say 'edible' rather
    > than 'safe'. There is a difference.


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  6. #6
    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Mon, 02 Nov 2009 17:42:07 -0700, Arri London wrote:

    > Some people just have too much time (and minced meat) on their hands
    >
    > http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8337182.stm


    Aren't they called ******s ion the UK?

    I wonder how you cook that so as to be edible. It would take a long
    time to reach 160F int he middle and not be dry as hell on the
    outside.

    Microwave?

    -sw

  7. #7
    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Mon, 02 Nov 2009 18:30:05 -0700, Arri London wrote:

    > Lou Decruss wrote:
    >>
    >> On Mon, 02 Nov 2009 17:42:07 -0700, Arri London <[email protected]>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>>Some people just have too much time (and minced meat) on their hands
    >>>
    >>>http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8337182.stm

    >>
    >> I saw that on the news this morning and was wondering how the hell
    >> they cooked it so the center was safe to eat without the outside
    >> turning into charcoal. Think they ground their own meat?


    People are starving and all you can think of is how to cook a large
    meatball? Really dude, you need to re-think your priorities.

    > NI, really. The article doesn't give details. Perhaps slow cooked in
    > some way...baked? It's relatively flat, presumably collapsing under its
    > own weight The conditions of being approved just say 'edible' rather
    > than 'safe'. There is a difference.


    Since they donated it to a community kitchen, you can bet a lot of
    poor people would suddenly get rich if they got sick from eating it.

    BTW: I thought this was a UK meatball because of the link cited.

    -sw

  8. #8
    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Mon, 02 Nov 2009 16:53:41 -0800, Mark Thorson wrote:

    > Arri London wrote:
    >>
    >> Some people just have too much time (and minced meat) on their hands
    >>
    >> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8337182.stm

    >
    > But it's not a meatball. It's a spherical shape
    > made of meat, but it's not a meatball. A meatball
    > is made from raw meat and other ingrediants, then
    > cooked. This sphere was either made from cooked
    > meat (which seems likely from the cracks, indicating
    > it can't support its own weight) or if made from
    > raw meat it's still raw on the inside, hence dangerous
    > to eat.


    I would bet it was indeed made from raw meat. The cracks would form
    naturally as it cooked.

    I want to know hoe much fat is in the "skillet" and what the raw
    weight of it was before cooking.

    -sw

  9. #9
    Lou Decruss Guest

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    On Mon, 2 Nov 2009 22:06:54 -0600, Sqwertz <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On Mon, 02 Nov 2009 17:42:07 -0700, Arri London wrote:
    >
    >> Some people just have too much time (and minced meat) on their hands
    >>
    >> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8337182.stm

    >
    >Aren't they called ******s ion the UK?
    >
    >I wonder how you cook that so as to be edible. It would take a long
    >time to reach 160F int he middle and not be dry as hell on the
    >outside.
    >
    >Microwave?


    Presto hot-dogger method for the inside. 480 volts.

    Propane torch for the outside. Like the type used to remove road
    stripes or melt snow from sidewalks.

    Lou

  10. #10
    Lou Decruss Guest

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    On Mon, 2 Nov 2009 22:10:30 -0600, Sqwertz <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On Mon, 02 Nov 2009 18:30:05 -0700, Arri London wrote:
    >
    >> Lou Decruss wrote:
    >>>
    >>> On Mon, 02 Nov 2009 17:42:07 -0700, Arri London <[email protected]>
    >>> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>>Some people just have too much time (and minced meat) on their hands
    >>>>
    >>>>http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8337182.stm
    >>>
    >>> I saw that on the news this morning and was wondering how the hell
    >>> they cooked it so the center was safe to eat without the outside
    >>> turning into charcoal. Think they ground their own meat?

    >
    >People are starving and all you can think of is how to cook a large
    >meatball? Really dude, you need to re-think your priorities.


    Ya, You're right. What's wrong with me thinking or talking about
    cooking here. I'll be good now and spend more time talking about
    politics and cats.

    Lou

  11. #11
    blake murphy Guest

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    On Tue, 03 Nov 2009 07:51:48 -0600, Lou Decruss wrote:

    > On Mon, 2 Nov 2009 22:10:30 -0600, Sqwertz <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>On Mon, 02 Nov 2009 18:30:05 -0700, Arri London wrote:
    >>
    >>> Lou Decruss wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>> On Mon, 02 Nov 2009 17:42:07 -0700, Arri London <[email protected]>
    >>>> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>>Some people just have too much time (and minced meat) on their hands
    >>>>>
    >>>>>http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8337182.stm
    >>>>
    >>>> I saw that on the news this morning and was wondering how the hell
    >>>> they cooked it so the center was safe to eat without the outside
    >>>> turning into charcoal. Think they ground their own meat?

    >>
    >>People are starving and all you can think of is how to cook a large
    >>meatball? Really dude, you need to re-think your priorities.

    >
    > Ya, You're right. What's wrong with me thinking or talking about
    > cooking here. I'll be good now and spend more time talking about
    > politics and cats.
    >
    > Lou


    what about the starving cats?!?!? huh????

    your pal,
    blake

  12. #12
    brooklyn1 Guest

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    Sqwertz wrote:
    >Arri London wrote:
    >
    >> Some people just have too much time (and minced meat) on their hands
    >>
    >> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8337182.stm

    >
    >Aren't they called ******s ion the UK?
    >
    >I wonder how you cook that so as to be edible. It would take a long
    >time to reach 160F int he middle and not be dry as hell on the
    >outside.
    >
    >Microwave?
    >
    >-sw


    Well, ya gotta know how to cook creatively, sqwartzie... or are you
    going to be just a lowly cook's apprentice all your life.

    I don't think that thingie qualifies for any meatball record, it's not
    globular, it's an oblate lump and full of cracks... doesn't look very
    appetizing... almost looks like a fresh cow patty... calling that a
    meatball would make a guinea nana cry. Probably mystery meat to boot.

    Standard method for cooking meatballs is brown n' braise, braising
    retains moistness, even Andy knows that cooking basic, Sqwartzie.

    Now all yoose need is a tool...

    Need a huge perforated globular mold that comes apart like those metal
    tea balls... pretty simple to construct to any size... start with a
    hoop of the proper circumference and build a metal framework for each
    half (like aircraft framework). Then cut out sections of either
    perforated stainless sheet metal or of stainlees hardware cloth (both
    readily available in large sheets), could be aluminum too, easier to
    work, especially for a one time use. Then attach a section to each
    opening of the framework like aircraft skin (finally a use for that
    pop rivet tool you got for your birthday ten years ago you thought was
    a tongue/labia piercer). Really not so difficult a project, first
    build a wooden half globe shaped form, like is used for aircraft nose
    cones, or check companies that sell liquid carrying tanks, I'm sure
    one can find a large poly tank like used in agri liquid transfer...
    but anyone with an IQ should be able to construct a meatball mold with
    everyday common tools and materials one finds around their house.

    Could probably borrow the use of a propane storeage tank to create a
    form... really only need an arc cut into a sheet of plywood to use as
    a template... but following a 3D form would make the job easier and
    make for achieving a more accurate configuration. The ends of the 500
    gallon propane tank in my yard are the perfect size and configuration
    for a giant meat ball mold. A meatball doesn't need to be perfect
    anyway, it's not like NASA is into USDA nose cones.

    I'd have no problem constructing a giant perforated meatball mold:
    http://i34.tinypic.com/2hfhwco.jpg

    http://www.missiongas.com/500gallontank.htm

    If I wanted to cheat I could make my mold in sections like they do so
    many novelty cake pans... would be much easier to cook the meat globe
    in eighths and then stick them together later... won't need such large
    cooking vessels... but that would definitely be cheating for a record.

    Now we're ready to cook... pack the mold with meat mixture, clamp
    shut, and with a crane (one of those gooseneck motor hoists would
    work) lower into a giant vat of hot fat and deep fry long enough to
    form a brown crust. Hoist out and let drain a bit, then lower into
    another huge vat filled with slowly simmering tomato sauce... would
    take a while but would cook through evenly without drying (need a
    long probe thermometer to check doneness). Once cooked it would be
    round and firm like a meat ball should. Let rest a bit to firm up and
    then carefully unmold onto a giant platter of 'sghettis (cooked pasta
    makes a perfect protectant for fragile items). Drown with gallons of
    tomato sauce, bury with a full wheel of fresh grated parmigiano, and
    mangia!

    Now all I gotta hope is that I can convince my propane supplier to
    fill my 500 gallon tank with dago red! LOL

    Yo, Sqwartzie, how come you didn't think to stuff an ostrich skin with
    meatball mix? heheh





  13. #13
    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Tue, 03 Nov 2009 07:51:48 -0600, Lou Decruss wrote:

    > On Mon, 2 Nov 2009 22:10:30 -0600, Sqwertz <[email protected]>
    > wrote:
    >
    >>On Mon, 02 Nov 2009 18:30:05 -0700, Arri London wrote:
    >>
    >>> Lou Decruss wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>> On Mon, 02 Nov 2009 17:42:07 -0700, Arri London <[email protected]>
    >>>> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>>Some people just have too much time (and minced meat) on their hands
    >>>>>
    >>>>>http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8337182.stm
    >>>>
    >>>> I saw that on the news this morning and was wondering how the hell
    >>>> they cooked it so the center was safe to eat without the outside
    >>>> turning into charcoal. Think they ground their own meat?

    >>
    >>People are starving and all you can think of is how to cook a large
    >>meatball? Really dude, you need to re-think your priorities.

    >
    > Ya, You're right. What's wrong with me thinking or talking about
    > cooking here. I'll be good now and spend more time talking about
    > politics and cats.


    You know I was being sarcastic, I hope. Because I had asked the
    same question right before I read your post.

    -sw

  14. #14
    Elder Guest

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    In article <[email protected]>, [email protected]t
    says...
    > > Some people just have too much time (and minced meat) on their hands
    > >
    > > http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8337182.stm

    >
    > Aren't they called ******s ion the UK?
    >

    Nah, we have Swedish, Italian, and middle eastern varieties of
    meatballs, and then we have ******s, also called Savoury Ducks which
    contain a lot of offal as well as meat. And very nice they are, in a
    really rich gravy.
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  15. #15
    Lou Decruss Guest

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    On Tue, 3 Nov 2009 14:19:46 -0600, Sqwertz <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On Tue, 03 Nov 2009 07:51:48 -0600, Lou Decruss wrote:
    >
    >> On Mon, 2 Nov 2009 22:10:30 -0600, Sqwertz <swertz@cluemail.co[email protected]>
    >> wrote:
    >>
    >>>On Mon, 02 Nov 2009 18:30:05 -0700, Arri London wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Lou Decruss wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>> On Mon, 02 Nov 2009 17:42:07 -0700, Arri London <[email protected]>
    >>>>> wrote:
    >>>>>
    >>>>>>Some people just have too much time (and minced meat) on their hands
    >>>>>>
    >>>>>>http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8337182.stm
    >>>>>
    >>>>> I saw that on the news this morning and was wondering how the hell
    >>>>> they cooked it so the center was safe to eat without the outside
    >>>>> turning into charcoal. Think they ground their own meat?
    >>>
    >>>People are starving and all you can think of is how to cook a large
    >>>meatball? Really dude, you need to re-think your priorities.

    >>
    >> Ya, You're right. What's wrong with me thinking or talking about
    >> cooking here. I'll be good now and spend more time talking about
    >> politics and cats.

    >
    >You know I was being sarcastic, I hope. Because I had asked the
    >same question right before I read your post.


    Yes I knew it even before I saw the time stamps. I was being
    sarcastic too but it wasn't directed at you.

    Lou

  16. #16
    Arri London Guest

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    Sqwertz wrote:
    >
    > On Mon, 02 Nov 2009 18:30:05 -0700, Arri London wrote:
    >
    > > Lou Decruss wrote:
    > >>
    > >> On Mon, 02 Nov 2009 17:42:07 -0700, Arri London <[email protected]>
    > >> wrote:
    > >>
    > >>>Some people just have too much time (and minced meat) on their hands
    > >>>
    > >>>http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8337182.stm
    > >>
    > >> I saw that on the news this morning and was wondering how the hell
    > >> they cooked it so the center was safe to eat without the outside
    > >> turning into charcoal. Think they ground their own meat?

    >
    > People are starving and all you can think of is how to cook a large
    > meatball? Really dude, you need to re-think your priorities.


    Oh really! And you spend all your time helping the starving. It was
    meant as a bit of comic relief.
    >
    > > NI, really. The article doesn't give details. Perhaps slow cooked in
    > > some way...baked? It's relatively flat, presumably collapsing under its
    > > own weight The conditions of being approved just say 'edible' rather
    > > than 'safe'. There is a difference.

    >
    > Since they donated it to a community kitchen, you can bet a lot of
    > poor people would suddenly get rich if they got sick from eating it.


    Yes of course...easy enough to nuke individual portions if needed.
    >
    > BTW: I thought this was a UK meatball because of the link cited.
    >
    > -sw


    The BBC covers 'news' from around the world; not just the UK.

  17. #17
    Sqwertz Guest

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    On Tue, 03 Nov 2009 17:14:46 -0700, Arri London wrote:

    > Sqwertz wrote:
    >>
    >> On Mon, 02 Nov 2009 18:30:05 -0700, Arri London wrote:
    >>
    >>> Lou Decruss wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>> On Mon, 02 Nov 2009 17:42:07 -0700, Arri London <[email protected]>
    >>>> wrote:
    >>>>
    >>>>>Some people just have too much time (and minced meat) on their hands
    >>>>>
    >>>>>http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8337182.stm
    >>>>
    >>>> I saw that on the news this morning and was wondering how the hell
    >>>> they cooked it so the center was safe to eat without the outside
    >>>> turning into charcoal. Think they ground their own meat?

    >>
    >> People are starving and all you can think of is how to cook a large
    >> meatball? Really dude, you need to re-think your priorities.

    >
    > Oh really! And you spend all your time helping the starving. It was
    > meant as a bit of comic relief.


    Hopefully you saw the part about me being sarcastic.

    -sw

  18. #18
    poop on toast Guest

    Default Re: World's largest meatball...

    On Nov 2, 6:42*pm, Arri London <biot...@ic.ac.uk> wrote:
    > Some people just have too much time (and minced meat) on their hands
    >
    > http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8337182.stm


    How in the hell could that be edible? What a waste of food.

  19. #19
    poop on toast Guest

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    On Nov 2, 10:10*pm, Sqwertz <swe...@cluemail.compost> wrote:
    >
    > People are starving and all you can think of is how to cook a large
    > meatball? *Really dude, you need to re-think your priorities.


    My thoughts exactly. And I'm so glad that animals gave their lives
    for that abomination. But then again, look at Taco Bell <g>

  20. #20
    Derek Lyons Guest

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    brooklyn1 <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Let rest a bit to firm up and
    >then carefully unmold onto a giant platter of 'sghettis (cooked pasta
    >makes a perfect protectant for fragile items).


    And then watch it slump into an oblate lump full of cracks and looking
    enough like a fresh cow patty to make "a guinea nana cry". Much over
    four or five pounds and no ground meat is going to have the structural
    strength to do anything else.

    D.
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