What rocky mountain oysters recipe? The term Rocky Mountain Oysters sounds pretty innocent when you first hear it. You’ve probably had oysters before and you’ve probably been nearby the Rocky Mountains too. Then you start to think that, “Wait, don’t oysters come from salt water areas?” and then you think, “There’s not any saltwater in the Rocky Mountains” then finally you get the thought, “Uh oh, what the heck am I eating here?”
Turns out, what you’re eating, is actually deep fried bull testicle. Now take a moment to digest, and then ask yourself how you got here. Why do these things exist? Why do people eat them? What do rocky mountain oysters taste like?
For the backstory, ranchers would often dehorn, brand, and castrate their calves at the same time and instead of wasting these testicles, they would all get together to either grill or fry them and have themselves a little testicle festival. This was strictly an economic decision: they figured out that bull testicles were edible and decided to waste not, want not.
What do Rocky Mountain Oysters taste like?
These fried balls have almost a gamey taste, and some have said that they taste more like venison than anything. Others say that they taste more like calamari. Whatever you think they taste like, I recommend using a lot of batter.
calf testicles 1 kgs
beer 2 cups
eggs, beaten 2 nos
all-purpose flour 1 1/2 cups
Yellow cornmeal 1/4 cups
Salt and ground black pepper to taste 1 pinch
Vegetable oil 1 tsp
hot pepper sauce 1 tbsp
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).
Either leave whole or slice each testicle into approximately 1/4- to 1/2-inch-thick ovals.
Rocky MT Oysters 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.