Last night Dave was watching football on TV, it was Seattle Seahawks vs. Denver Broncos at the Broncos Stadium. The announcer mentioned he had tried "Rocky Mountain Oysters", so Dave asked me if I know what they are. I said no. He said they are animal testicles. I said "no way, Americans eat that?" He said "google it if you don't believe me." So I did, here is what I found on Wikipedia:
"Rocky Mountain oysters, mountain oysters or prairie oysters are culinary names given to boar or bull testicles. They are usually peeled, coated in flour, pepper and salt, sometimes pounded flat, then deep-fried. Boar (hog) "Mountain oysters" or "Rocky Mountain oysters are quite a treat in some Mid-west areas such as in Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, and Ohio.
It is a well-known novelty dish in parts of the American West and the Canadian Prairies where cattle ranching is prevalent. The name is derived from the Rocky Mountains. In Oklahoma and North Texas, they are sometimes called calf fries, in many parts of Mexico they are referred to as "criadillas" and are colloquially referred to as huevos de toro (literally, "bull’s eggs" but huevos is also a Spanish slang term for testicles) in Central and South America. Rocky Mountain oysters are sometimes incorrectly associated with lamb fries, which are animelles that are served in a manner similar to Rocky Mountain oysters.
The dish is most commonly found served at festivals, such as the ones in Montana and Phoenix, Arizona, amongst ranching families, or at certain eating establishments and bars that specialize in it."
Yew! How can Americans gross out when they find Chinese eat chicken feet while the Americans eat animal testicles?