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#1 kendix

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 02:25 PM

I picked up a couple at the meat store a couple days ago and I've never cooked with them before. Does anyone have any useful tips on preparation or any favorite recipes?

#2 JEL

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 03:15 PM

do they have the skin on them???

if they do, you'll have to remove it...

if they're big, you may want to halve or quarter them...

i've always eaten them with a simple breading, then deep fried...

you may want to soak them in salt water 24 hrs or so, sometimes boar meat of any kind can get pretty musky from hormones that sexually mature male swine have.....

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 04:30 PM

I am intrigued...............Please keep us posted, with pics if possible. I thought I was the only one adventurous enough to try something like this, nice to know I am not alone! :wink: (either that, or we are Both "off"?!) lol
Seriously now, I am curious how they taste and what is the overall mouth-feel?
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Posted 24 September 2007 - 04:35 PM

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#5 NimaCooks

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 07:34 PM

I don't know about pig testes, but my uncle really likes grilled bull testes with a simple olive oil/lemon juice marinade.

Edited by NimaCooks, 24 September 2007 - 07:34 PM.

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#6 aprilmei

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 07:41 PM

How big are they? I'm asking in all seriousness. I bought turkey testicles and was surprised at how large some of them are - they ranged in size from about 3cm/1" to 9cm/3 1/2" - all in one packet. Someone told me that animal "balls" are not to human scale.
The closest taste and texture comparison to other meats - at least for the turkey testicles - was they're similar to brains. I thought they were delicious but my boyfriend wouldn't even consider trying them.

#7 Ce'nedra

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 07:50 PM

sometimes boar meat of any kind can get pretty musky from hormones that sexually mature male swine have.....

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Must hurt for the guys huh? :laugh:
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Posted 24 September 2007 - 07:50 PM

I am "so" cracking up!

Where else... you know the rest....

Pictures of said hairy/non-hairy balls, please! :laugh:
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#9 Ce'nedra

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 08:44 PM

I am "so" cracking up!

Where else... you know the rest....

Pictures of said hairy/non-hairy balls, please!  :laugh:

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 10:04 PM

You just HAD to buy two didn't ya?

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Posted 24 September 2007 - 10:21 PM

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 06:34 AM

Check this out - the first question is hilarious:
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Hmmm . . . that's definitely whacked. It does raise the question "are some forms of cannibalism more acceptable than others?"

It is hard to read this thread without a smirk, but getting back on topic . . . I see "lamb fries" at the grocery store from time to time and think about taking the plunge. They do seem to come packaged as two, not sure if its a left and right pair. The grocer is useless in terms of preparation and cooking. I suspect calling them "fries" implies a method.

So get cooking and take some pictures for us!
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#13 LRunkle

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 08:44 AM

With calf fries, one trick that makes them easier to deal with is to freeze them partially or totally. The capsule can then be stripped off by just dipping them in water to thaw the outer layer. They can also be sliced nicely when frozen. I suspect any treatment that would apply to sweetbreads would work well with pig testicles as the calf fries resemble sweetbreads more than anything else I can think of.

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 09:52 AM

First, get a ziploc bag to hold the musky odors in. Second, place the now contained items in a second bag such as a grocery bag. Three, place in trash receptacle which is outside of the lving area and scheduled for pickup within 24 hours.

Ugh.

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 10:15 AM

With calf fries, one trick that makes them easier to deal with is to freeze them partially or totally. The capsule can then be stripped off by just dipping them in water to thaw the outer layer. They can also be sliced nicely when frozen. I suspect any treatment that would apply to sweetbreads would work well with pig testicles as the calf fries resemble sweetbreads more than anything else I can think of.

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Interesting, I like sweetbreads. Somehow its a bit easier putting a mysterious gland (thymus? pancreas?) in my mouth than, well, testicles. I still have not made beef tongue at home, there's something about "its tongue on my tongue" that I need to get past. Having said that, I would like to think I could become the consummate omnivore, like the great Tony Bourdain who I think is the cat's ass. Bring on the beating cobra hearts and still-warm seal eyeballs!

Back to the lamb fries, would you soak them in milk like sweetbreads?
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#16 LRunkle

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Posted 25 September 2007 - 12:57 PM

I don't usually soak sweetbreads in milk. I doubt pork fries would need it but you would just have to try and see. Without the capsule, testicles get mushy so it can be a good thing to slice, dredge and saute while still a little frozen.

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Posted 06 December 2007 - 08:55 PM

One of the best dish I ever ate was made of three kinds of testicles (beef, lamb and pork) cooked almost table side on hot rock with green onions and ginger if I remember it well. I bet one can do he same in a pan.

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 03:22 AM

Shouldn't this thread be mixed in with ways to cook oysters? :smile:

The only time I've seen someone eat prairie oyters from a pig is when my cousins had a pig castrated. It must be good since my cousins were fighting over who gets them. No Joke...My youngest cousin won and she skewered it and roasted them over some coals....ouch.

#19 The Naughti Literati

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Posted 07 December 2007 - 09:12 PM

First, get a ziploc bag to hold the musky odors in.  Second, place the now contained items in a second bag such as a grocery bag.  Three, place in trash receptacle which is outside of the lving area and scheduled for pickup within 24 hours.

Ugh.

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Okay?!?!

I got tricked into eating some once when I was a teenager. You're better off with a can of Spam and it's much easier to prepare. LOL

#20 Jamie Lee

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 01:54 AM

Where is the OP and why don't we have pics and (excuse me) the blow-by-blow?
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#21 Fugu

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 05:44 PM

You're better off with a can of Spam and it's much easier to prepare.  LOL

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So what you're saying is that spam is a reasonable substitute for pig's testicles? :smile: Hmmm, that would put an interesting twist on a Hawaiian specialty, musubi!

#22 RobertCollins

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Posted 08 December 2007 - 06:18 PM

I had them as a boy in Missouri at my uncles farm. I remember my aunt frying them in butter and that they tasted like chicken gizzards.

Since Uncle Oliver really loved them, I saw no need to take them from him again. I did, however, spend my share of time in the summer castrating pigs.

It still amazes me that the pigs started squealing when you picked them from the pen and the pitch didn't changed at all as you cut and pulled the testes out and cut the cord.

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Posted 09 December 2007 - 11:59 AM

You're better off with a can of Spam and it's much easier to prepare.  LOL

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So what you're saying is that spam is a reasonable substitute for pig's testicles? :smile: Hmmm, that would put an interesting twist on a Hawaiian specialty, musubi!

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LOL That's probably what Spam IS!!! I just remember it being really salty. And my stepfather convulsing with laughter as I ate...then I promptly stopped. :angry:

This thread is probably why I had a nightmare that there was a tiny potbellied pig running around my house and I had to catch it and get it outta there! :laugh:

What a daring meal, I'm curious to see how they turned out too! Are pig testicles and sheep testicles both called mountain oysters? I shudder to think of all the poor, unsuspecting folks who had "fries" too. LOL

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Posted 10 December 2007 - 10:59 AM

This is all well and good, but is there a good vegan substitute?

#25 The Naughti Literati

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Posted 10 December 2007 - 11:42 AM

This is all well and good, but is there a good vegan substitute?

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A vegan subsitute...hmmm...you could put salted down tofu in a mold, see if Williams & Sonoma has a nut mold...might not be much of a vas deferens!

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Posted 10 December 2007 - 10:06 PM

You may already have eatren them by now but at 'Santa Rita' winery in Chile they served them chopped up into crisp-sized slices and then sauteed.

Very good.