Well, you baked the water out of some collagen.
If you burn yourself good enough, you'll hit blood vessels and then it
looks like raw hamburger.
All you did was to bake the water out of collagen. It loses it's
translucent properties, and starts to look more like high-density
poluethylene - and it aint really all that different (generally
speaking) - collagen is just a very amazing living plastic.