We have been having a family discussion today about chicken nuggets whether spelled with a "Mc" or not - fast food or frozen food section of the grocery.
The ingredient lists remind me of the old 'parts-is-parts' commercials of some years ago. In short - chicken nuggets and similar prepared foods are an amalgam of 'parts' and other things. While some of the fast food places insist their version is mostly chicken breast meat, for instance, they can say that -- if it is 50.1 %.
Every time someone says to a parent - you can make that at home - I know many of them respond with: 1) why, and 2) WHEN!
The fact that homemade conjures up hours over a stove, like the old movies, is as out of touch as most of the modern idea of what food is and where it comes from.
Real, wholesome food is about something that looks like what it is, not canned, pre-made, or packaged.
Okay enough of the 'lecture' -- if you want to read up a little on what a nugget contains you can read here:
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For the dipping sauce I recommend my version of dill/onion dip:
1 cup of plain yogurt
1 heaping teaspoon of dried dill weed
1 tablespoon of dried minced onion
a couple of shakes of the salt shaker
Mix all together and let sit in the frig for about an hour to let the flavors blend.
-- Catherine, The Herb Lady