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The Nasty Bits: Yak Testicles

Having only had pork and lamb testicles, I'd always thought of rocky mountain oysters as parts that I like, but do not love, to eat. Tender with a texture similar to scallops, pork and lamb testicles are mildly gamey and juicy—in short, a very likable treat, though I'd take an actual scallop over either kind of testicle. One bite of yak testicles forever changed my opinion. More

The Nasty Bits: Testicles, Grilled and Fried

What to bring to a Man-B-Q? The men in my life love things like smoked ribs and beefy steaks, but then again, so do I. As I stood before my refrigerator and contemplated what to do, it dawned on me that the only logical thing to bring to a Man-B-Q is some part of a man. As luck would have it, I just happened to have a pair of testicles sitting in my freezer. More

Eighth Annual Testicle Festival, Woodruff, Utah

The Salt Lake Tribune A ball was had last weekend at the Black Gold Cattle Company's eighth annual Testicle Festival in Woodruff, Utah. Or rather, 250 pounds of balls. During branding time, it is customary to neuter the young bulls and feast on the resulting delicacy—word has it the meat is unexpectedly juicy and tastes a bit like chicken. The bull testicles go by the more appetizing moniker Rocky Mountain Oysters, or "cowboy caviar." Nut Specialists dipped the "oysters" into beer batter and deep-fried them in lard. The "caviar" came with a cheeseburger and fries for a reasonable $5. The festivities paid tribute to cowboy traditions—rodeo events like bull riding took place beside the joyous fried-testicle consumption—and raised almost $30,000... More

Testicle Festival

Yes, you read correctly. More than 300 people paid $5 for all-you-can-eat goat, lamb and bull testicles Saturday at the ninth annual Testicle Festival at Mama's Place Bar and Grill in Elderon in central Wisconsin. They fried up about 100 pounds of testicles, so that works out to roughly 1/3 pound of testicles per person or the equivalent of one not-so-small hamburger.... More

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