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PotatoHouse Sep 2, 2011 05:56 PM

Let's get right down to it. Would YOU try Calf Fries/Rocky Mountain Oysters/Duck White Kidneys? What I'm asking is, would YOU try animal testicles in any way, shape, or form?

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  1. mamachef RE: PotatoHouse Sep 2, 2011 06:05 PM

    Absolutely I would and in fact I have. They are delicately-textured once you get past the batter; the best ones have an almost tempura-like batter that envelops it gently and gives you textural contrast. Generally they are served with a dip, which I don't use because it covers up the flavor.

    1. Delucacheesemonger RE: PotatoHouse Sep 2, 2011 06:33 PM

      Go to the Testicle festival in eastern Montana, Bikers, 'Show us your tits t-shirts', and Rocky Mountain Oysters by the ton, fun time. Still have the t-shirt ( Testicle Festival not SUYT ).

      1. Quine RE: PotatoHouse Sep 2, 2011 06:39 PM

        Sure. Would YOU try animal uterus?

        1. chefathome RE: PotatoHouse Sep 2, 2011 06:46 PM

          Yes - no problem with that. They can be very tasty if prepared properly.

          1. kubasd23 RE: PotatoHouse Sep 2, 2011 06:48 PM

            Yup, definitely. I just wish I had the chance...

            1. mariacarmen RE: PotatoHouse Sep 3, 2011 02:08 AM


              1. Tripeler RE: PotatoHouse Sep 3, 2011 02:27 AM

                Probably not. If these things were really good, I probably would have heard about them by now.

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                  mariacarmen RE: Tripeler Sep 3, 2011 03:57 AM

                  really, you've never heard of them? i find that hard to believe, Tripeler!

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                    Tripeler RE: mariacarmen Sep 3, 2011 05:36 PM

                    What I meant is that if I had heard they were really good, I would have tried them. People just say they have had them, and very few have said they were very good.

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                      mariacarmen RE: Tripeler Sep 3, 2011 06:17 PM

                      ah i see. makes sense.

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                  klyeoh RE: PotatoHouse Sep 3, 2011 06:02 AM

                  I tried Rocky Mountain Oysters at Buckhorn Exchange in Denver, and they were delicious. Attach a photo of our appetisers there (clockwise from top): alligator tail fritters, Rocy Mountain Oysters, and rattlesnake in cream sauce (covered with tri-color chips)

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                    Delucacheesemonger RE: klyeoh Sep 3, 2011 11:26 AM

                    As l recall Buckhorn serves them fried. l find them better pan sauteed

                  2. DoobieWah RE: PotatoHouse Sep 3, 2011 06:07 AM

                    You are welcome to my share.

                    I am just having salad today.

                    (I originally wrote: "You are welcome to mine." but felt it was too unspecific.)


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                      AdamD RE: PotatoHouse Sep 3, 2011 06:28 AM

                      I have had blowfish sperm sac and horse sashimi, so why not balls? :)

                      1. Uncle Bob RE: PotatoHouse Sep 3, 2011 07:44 AM

                        Yes!!! & have ....but, but...you left out Rooster Fries!!

                        1. Njchicaa RE: PotatoHouse Sep 3, 2011 07:48 AM

                          Absolutely not. Also not interested in liver, brains, tongue, tripe, sweetbreads, etc.

                          1. inaplasticcup RE: PotatoHouse Sep 3, 2011 09:03 AM

                            Sure. Maybe not in *ANY* way. I think I would rather eat them in a cooked preparation than raw.

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                              mamachef RE: inaplasticcup Sep 3, 2011 09:28 AM

                              *Hiccup* "Ball Carpaccio." Gott in Himmel. I've never seen them served raw - thankfully :) or heard of it. Is somebody doing that?

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                                inaplasticcup RE: mamachef Sep 3, 2011 09:38 AM

                                LOL. It was one of those momentary lapses of synthesis in which I read the OP literally, and thought to myself, *Self, would you really eat them *ANY* way??? No. No, you would not. You would certainly not eat them raw if you had a choice in the matter.*

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                                  AdamD RE: mamachef Sep 3, 2011 09:56 AM

                                  I like your style :)

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                                    mamachef RE: AdamD Sep 3, 2011 01:59 PM

                                    Grazie. :)

                              2. thew RE: PotatoHouse Sep 3, 2011 09:47 AM

                                i have - not my favorite, but thats because of the taste, not some intellectual aversion to the concept

                                and i say once again - some of you need to delight that you live in such an affluent culture that you can even form the thought of not eating organs because muscle meat is so plentiful

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                                  montrealeater RE: PotatoHouse Sep 3, 2011 11:34 AM

                                  I would try them, but I admit it would be hesitantly.

                                  1. arktos RE: PotatoHouse Sep 3, 2011 01:10 PM

                                    'Would YOU try...?'

                                    That's nuts.

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                                      Steve RE: PotatoHouse Sep 3, 2011 08:45 PM

                                      I would, but I'm trying to cut back.....

                                      1. ipsedixit RE: PotatoHouse Sep 3, 2011 09:04 PM


                                        And I love them.

                                        My favorite might be Rooster Testicles. Soft and creamy like silken tofu, with a center that is pudding like, almost custard-y. Very very intoxicating. Goes great with a bottle of cold Tsingtao. I think they would be great breaded with Panko and deep-fried in duck fat.

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                                          Kelli2006 RE: PotatoHouse Sep 3, 2011 09:30 PM

                                          I have eaten Rocky Mt oysters. It's not something that I would order in a restaurant but I have tried them.

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                                            jlhinwa RE: PotatoHouse Sep 3, 2011 09:58 PM

                                            I think I would try them, though not enthusiastically. If I were given a challenge, I would absolutely not back down and I like to think I would try them if presented the opportunity. They would have to be cooked.

                                            I don't see myself going out of my way to find them to eat, however, never say never.

                                            1. DuchessNukem RE: PotatoHouse Sep 3, 2011 11:28 PM

                                              Had lamb fries, they weren't the worst. Not high on my list of desires, but my mother-in-law was willing to try them, so I had to prove that I had a pair, also. ;)

                                              1. al b. darned RE: PotatoHouse Sep 3, 2011 11:49 PM

                                                Not intentionally. Geeze, it hurts just to think about them being harvested. I know, some are from dead animals, but not all.

                                                1. mrbigshotno.1 RE: PotatoHouse Sep 4, 2011 01:33 PM

                                                  Tripas de Leche, now that's good eating, Que Bueno!

                                                  1. grayelf RE: PotatoHouse Sep 9, 2011 02:03 PM

                                                    I tried chicken balls at da lang last year. Not bad, but don't leave them in the soup too long or they get rubbery instead of creamy.

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