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It's not a festival for the faint of heart.
But organizers of the 15th annual Mountain Oyster Fry -- known among Virginia City locals as the "testicle festival" -- say Saturday will be filled with good food and fun.
"They're all officially known as 'gonadologists,'" Jett Aguilar, chairwoman of this year's cookoff said of the participants, "and they actually think that's just great."
The gonadologists will fire up their stoves at 10 a.m., judging starts at 11:45 a.m., tasting is at noon and results will be announced at 2 p.m., Aguilar said.
Each participant will prepare about 20 pounds of mountain oyster fry, flown in from New Zealand, she said.
"Fries can be coated in egg and bread crumbs, fritter or tempura batter, then they're browned in butter and spices and wine and simmered in highly seasoned sauces," Aguilar said.
Mountain Oysters are lamb testicles.
Rocky Mountain Oysters are the testicles of beef and pigs, also known as Prairie Oysters.
I love food and have even eaten frog's legs once, but I don't think I'd be willing to eat testicles. Am I missing out on a scrumptious treat?
3/21/2006 12:14 am
wow, this discussion is exciting and disgusting at the same time : }|
5/22/2006 6:04 pm
I had the chance to try mountain oysters while visiting Oklahoma years ago. The other option offered to me was squirrel. I had the squirrel. Tasted like chicken. I hear fried balls taste like chicken as well. Ouch! Fried balls. Makes me grimace.|