What are pully bones?

What are pully bones?

To the uninitiated: the pulley bone is the top portion of the chicken breast. Normally, chicken breasts are removed from the breast bone and halved, creating the familiar half-heart shape you see on the shelves at your local grocery store.

What is a chicken pully bone?

The pulley bone came from the top of the breast and was a coveted piece. It’s like the tenderloin of the chicken. It’s white meat, but moist like dark meat, and just the right size.

What happened to the pulley bone?

Of course the bones broke, but never in the middle. The one who ended up with the longer bone got to make a wish.

What is a keel bone?

The keel bone is the dark looking breastbone that runs along the middle of the chicken’s cavity. Removing it allows the split-open bird to lay as flat as possible.

How do you cut the pulley bone out of a chicken?

Cut or pop the back into two pieces. If you choose to keep the pulley bone, feel for the notch one to two inches from the top of the breast. The location depends on the size of the breast. Cut straight down until you feel the pulley bone separate from the breast.

How do you cut a chicken with a pulley bone?

Depending on the size of the breast, 1/4″ – 1″. Then run your knife toward the top of the breast. When you reach the top you can cut through the “legs” of the pulley bone or break them and finish separating it from the breasts. Now, use your knife to split the breast in two.

What happened to the wishbone in the chicken?

Even if we were cooking a chicken whole in culinary school, the chefs had us carefully cut around and remove the wishbone first. Removing it meant that carving the meat later would be a lot easier since there wasn’t an awkwardly-shaped bone at the top of the breast to work around.

Where is keel bone found?

A keel or carina (plural carinae) in bird anatomy is an extension of the sternum (breastbone) which runs axially along the midline of the sternum and extends outward, perpendicular to the plane of the ribs.

Are wishbones real?

The furcula (Latin for “little fork”) or wishbone is a forked bone found in birds and some other species of dinosaurs, and is formed by the fusion of the two pink clavicles. In birds, its primary function is in the strengthening of the thoracic skeleton to withstand the rigors of flight.

Why is it called wishbone?

When a chicken was killed, the Etruscans laid the wishbone (technically known as the furcula) in the sun so the people could touch it and continue to use the chicken’s oracle power even after its death. People who touched the bone made wishes as they did, which is why we now commonly call it the wishbone.