While watching Clerks II, there is a scene where the characters are setting up for breakfast in the fast food restaurant they work at. One of the guys opens a can, dumps the contents which is a solid cylinder, white around the outside and yellow at the core and starts slicing it. It is essentially canned eggs, that appear as a real egg might if cooked in a ring. No mention is made of the canned egg, there is a converstation going on and the prep is just sort of window dressing.
I’ve always wondered if such a product really exists, or was it just a well played sight gag. It sure as hell caught my attention.
Gourm Egg isn’t quite the Clerks II product, though, since it’s “boiled egg” meant as a salad topper.
That Clerks product is meant to simulate a ring-poached egg (I know there’s a real name for that, but it’s escaping me). I also think the implication of the Clerks product was that no eggs were actually involved.
So it’s not total fiction, but, thankfully, not quite as hideous.
I recall reading on the production of the Egg McMuffin that its simply (at least, when it was created) an egg dropped into a special “mold” which is placed on the griddle. If anything, I would guess that the “egg roll” shown in the movie would be pricier on a sandwich-by-sanwich basis than simply tossing a real egg into a metal mold.
Been around long time, real eggs separated cooked and re-formed. Some additives.
Pre-sliced for large venues like Airline food preps, Disney, Epcot, Joe’s Roach Coach ect…
Made especially for a pre-prepared packaged salad when normal eggs are too inconvenient or too un-uniform to make otherwise, less waste.
Not any different than any other Log emulsion product, like Headcheese, liverwurst, mechanically separated chicken parts.
Long time ago I could swear McD’s used to use it for the Mcmuffins, because they looked sliced and not cooked all around like a fried egg.
No one who loves laws or fast-food breakfasts should ever watch either being made. If there’s any way to convert a humanly edible organic substance into a cheaper, more convenient imitation of traditional food, the food industry has discovered it.