Yes, But Would You Eat It? “R” is for Rocky Mountain Oysters


Welcome to the Blogging from A to Z Challenge! Each day in April (except Sundays) I’ll be posting about unusual and exotic foods.

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Ah, yes. The Rocky Mountain oyster. It wasn’t enough that I devoted the letter G to Gaebul, right? Well, this is an A to Z challenge, and R brings us the bull testicle.

If you didn’t already know, Rocky Mountain oysters are usually skinned, then coated in salt, pepper, and flour, and deep-fried. Sometimes they’re pounded flat first. 

In Canada, where cattle ranching is prevalent and it’s common to castrate young male animals, Rocky Mountain oysters are called “prairie oysters.” They’re popular also in Spain, Mexico, and Argentina, where they’re referred to as “criadillas” or “huevos de toro.” There are other terms for the dish, including “cowboy caviar,” “dusted nuts,” and “swinging beef.” Because there just aren’t enough terms.

Tell me, would you eat Rocky Mountain oysters?

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