Barracks - Rocky Mountain Oysters Recipe
CheeseBall - Feb 24, 2009 - 09:32 AM
Post subject: Rocky Mountain Oysters Recipe
2 pounds calf testicles*
2 cups beer
2 eggs, beaten
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup yellow cornmea1
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce
* Be sure to ask your butcher for calf testicles, not bull testicles. Calf testicles are the size of a walnut and are much more tender than the larger bull testicles.
** Use enough vegetable oil to fill your frying container halfway to the top (to allow for bubbling up and splattering) and to completely cover calf testicles while frying.
With a very sharp knife, split the tough skin-like muscle that surrounds each testicle. Remove the skin (you can remove the skin easily if the testicles are frozen, then peel while thawing). Slice each testicle into approximately 1/4- to 1/2-inch-thick ovals. Place slices in a large pan or blow with enough beer to cover them; cover and let sit 2 hours.
In a shallow bowl, combine eggs, flour, cornmeal, salt, and pepper. Remove testicles from beer; drain and dredge thoroughly in the flour mixture. In a large, deep pot, heat oil to 375 degrees F. Deep fry 3 minutes or until golden brown (will rise to the surface when done). Drain on paper towels.
Serve warm with your favorite hot pepper sauce.
RoadRage - Feb 24, 2009 - 10:05 PM
Hey Cheese, think I'll wait till you try your recipe first. lol
And it's definately gonna take MORE than 2 beers(see ingredients) and a LARGE bottle of my favorite hot sauce.
Stormbird - Feb 25, 2009 - 10:02 PM
Actually, the recipe sounds pretty good. About the way I'd fix 'em, but I would marinate them from the end of breakfast, to around noon. They're really not as bad as you might think. Just when you eat them, try not to think of the little calf out there with the real high-pitched moo.
DV - Feb 25, 2009 - 10:19 PM
Well Cheese, I have consumed alot of different things over the years.
Going back to my youth, the list would be:
The normal things a country boy would grow up with such as Deer, Squirrel, Rabbit, Quail, Dove, Red-Winged blackbirds, Robins and Raccoons.
Remember well coming home from church on Sunday's and finding a dressed/ skinned fat Raccoon with the feet left on that my grandfather so dealy loved as it irritated my Granny. Baked in the oven as you would a chuck roast with tater, onions and carrots. This was an often event. Ummm
Armadillo- taste pork if cooked in oven
Rattle Snake- Has a mild flavor
Alligator- ummm good cooked on grill with lemon and butter or fried
Soft Shell Turtles- has meat with two distinct flavors, pork and chicken
MudBugs/Crawfish- Man oh man "Make Ya Smack Yo Momma"
I am not sure what some of the things I ate while in Korea and Vietnam or while living in Old Mexico, but with enough beer and tequila you really dont care.
But I have yet to try these mountain oysters you refer to. Heard they were tasty and had the texture of chicken gizzards.
Dan - Feb 26, 2009 - 06:16 PM
I am walking around aimless waiting for RP members to finish them all.
Then say "oh well Someone ate them all"
"any Plain ole turkey sanwiches left" LOL
Prowler - Feb 26, 2009 - 08:58 PM
Really they aren't that bad, once you get by where they came from. I use to help some local ranchers brand and castrate their herd of cattle for a few years. One year I got my son to help out. When they served the oysters I told my son it was chicken strips. After he downed a couple I told what they really were, boy, you should have seen him run for the garbage can as he thought he was going to loose his lunch... but he didn't. He made dad proud. Even if I did trick him in to trying it.... He ate one more after that just to prove to the others he could eat one knowing what they were.
CheeseBall - Feb 27, 2009 - 12:24 PM
Like they say, are you nuts, they're great!!
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