Daniel Mahler, the Situation was always unpleasant. In the farm shop, he has four years ago, on the estate of Eichberg with his family, he was asked frequently by customers, whether as to its valves, the same fate will given how the male counterparts of the species elsewhere. And he had to affirm this. Was meant to be the sad, but in this country the common practice for the male Chicks, it does not need for the production of eggs, also in organic quality, Yes, actually, be killed shortly after Hatching. He felt that in this regard, action is needed. But what to do?
His brother Hannes Mahler finally had the brilliant idea: the legs of the male animals, also brother of taps called, he began to Chicken-to produce Nuggets. The chef does this on Mondays and Tuesdays, when the restaurant is closed on the same hill above Seengen AG – with wonderful views of the lake hallwil and the Alps. Why only the legs? "The breast meat is in comparison easier to sell," says Daniel Mahler.
In butter milk marinated
For the Chnuschperli, such as Mahler, it is fully in Switzerland is called, is marinated, the meat of the taps in the local butter milk, it is seasoned with salt, pepper and curry powder. The bite-sized pieces are rolled in sesame seeds and breadcrumbs from farm-grown, dry spelt bread, if enough of it is out of stock. "We prevent Food Waste," says Mahler. However, you would have to buy now add bread crumbs of other certified operations. Finally, the product vorfrittiert, so you need to push it home in the oven.
A practical and tasty preparation – the brothers Mahler won last autumn, the Gourmet Bud. The award is awarded to Bio Suisse for culinary and outstanding food. The Chnuschperli taste pleasantly spicy. The meat has texture and is juicy; so not at all tough, as one might perhaps expect. After all, the animals from which the thigh meat comes to be, is almost twice as old as in the case of customary Poulets common.
One may ask, as an observer, why it comes to the described brother chicken problem. Simplified, the answer is: because in Switzerland, very many eggs are consumed, approximately 180 pieces per Person, per year. Add to that other races for the Mast to be bred for the production of eggs.
The so-called Chnuschperli taste pleasantly spicy.
This leads to a numeric miss ratio: "the milk book-to-bill," says Bauer, Daniel Mahler. Statistically, an organic-laying-laying chicken is about 280 eggs per year and have a "brother" – would you as a egg-eaters are also half a (Lay-)hen and a half a cock and to eat it, would be absorbed by the matter of grosso modo. Just does not happen in the rule – because such a brother taps a minimum of 90 days and large drawn must be fed, the cost is too high: "degree because they are narrow-chested and therefore not as commercially available chicken can be marketed."
Various media addressed in the last few years the Problem. And in the meantime, there are farmers, which the brother rooster rearing programme with an extra charge of five centimes per Egg cross-Finance. A possible approach. The Mahler's make it so that you try to sell the male animals real price. Also, a variant: among other things as burgers, sausages and Chnuschperli, the 170-gram Serving, about 16 francs. Around 1000 taps each, under the conditions set by the Bio Suisse and CISA-free country prescribe for the hens.
A part of the cost of covered
With the brother rooster products can cover the Mahler is actually the cost of feed and land: "But, unfortunately, the ratio between sisters and brothers is not 1-to-1, so we can't raise all hatched male." Mahler makes no secret of the fact that for eggs from his organic farm in the catering industry, continues to be male Chicks die, so that a desirable goal was not reached. He hopes, however, that progress is: "a millionaire is the one that creates it, to determine when a day-old Egg, is cheap and reliable, whether a female or male Matures." As you could see in the future, the eggs in time, and as a food exploit. Up to now, this is only after several days – too late for that, because an Embryo has formed.
What you see on the court in the case of Mahler, as well as stimulates Thinking. Maybe you think Yes to the children of their own. You like egg-containing foods, such as Gugelhopf or Omelette. And they love Chicken Nuggets. The product from the Eichberg would be a good place to start a conversation with you. In addition, as food. And what will blossom in our modern diet, sometimes.
www.eichberg.com; for more sources: www.biopartner.ch. (editor-in-Tamedia)
Created: 20.04.2019, 19:33 PM