You Might Not Want To Know What Rocky Mountain Oysters REALLY Are

Don’t let the the word “oyster” in “Rocky Mountain oyster” sucker you into thinking it’s a briny bivalve. When it comes to these “oysters”( also known as Prairie Oysters ), seafood is not involved.

In fact this dish originated in the North American West, far from any ocean. Generated by ranchers, Rocky Mountain oysters are in fact, most famously, bullshit testicles. Though sheep, bison and boar can be used, too.

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Let us explain how this dish came to be.

Ranchers yearly dehorn, label and castrate their outpouring calves this shields members of the herd from one another, and from disabling the ranchers themselves. At the end of a period of castrating, big ranches can end up with over a hundred testicles. In the spirit of not consuming, the ranchers made use of them by cooking and snacking them. It just made economic appreciation.

Traditionally, the testicles were thrown on the branding coals or iron to cook, but these days they’re more commonly breaded and deep deep-fried. In Montana, there are carnivals dedicated to this dish the most famous being Testy Festy, where 50, 000 pounds of testes are downed on average.

Rocky Mountain oysters are just one example of different cultures of snacking organ flesh. In Peru, beef heart known as anticuchos is a common street meat option. Calf brain is gobbled in many countries. And in fact, the Rocky Mountains aren’t the only situate in the world that chows down on testicles.

If you’re feeling ready to dig into offal, we have just the recipes you need to get started.

1 Chicken Fried Sweetbread Nuggets

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2 Grilled Chicken Hearts With Parsley Vinaigrette

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3 Sweetbread Terrine With Sauce Poivron

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4 Tuscan Chicken Liver Pat

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5 Beef Heart With Chimichurri Sauce

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5 Beef Heart With Chimichurri Sauce

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The flavor of beef heart is so mild that lots of people use it as a replacement for steak, or grind it into burgers. The quality is a bit denser than other the reduction of beef, but it is totally delicious and full of vitamins and minerals.

6 Vietnamese-Style Spicy Pig Ear Salad

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7 Sherried Chicken Livers On Wilted Greens

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8 Foie Gras Au Gros Sel

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9 Steak And Kidney Mini Pies

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10 Braised Pork Cheek Ravioloni

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11 Menudo

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12 Beef Tripe Sauce Chasseur With Angel Hair

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13 Chickpeas With Blood Sausage, Pine Nuts,& Raisins

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14 Deep South Dirty Rice And Shrimp Stuffing

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15 Red Wine Braised Beef Tongue Tacos

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16 Sauted Calves Liver With Onions And Bacon

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