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Offline surfsteve

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Rocky Mountain Oysters
« on: June 08, 2017, 12:36:56 pm »
Ok I haven't tried this one yet but I'm feeling bold after my success with the liver and onions and am looking for new ways to prepare organ meats other than putting them in the blender with water and chugging them down.

To me rocky mountain oysters don't taste that good so I'm planning on disguising the taste with lots of hot sauce , fresh minced garlic, salt and pepper and a little cilantro. If I had fresh I would use it but I only have dried. I will maybe add a little worchestershire sauce to it but plan on tasting it first. 

I have all my ingredients except the "oysters" sitting on my counter and plan on making it for my next meal tomorrow, as it's already pretty late. Everything is raw except the hot sauce and W sauce. I suppose I could just use some vinegar and cayenne pepper instead. I will have to see how I feel at the time I decide to make it.

My prairie oysters are already peeled, sliced, and put into 4 oz individual sandwich bags; pressed out and frozen. (Hint: the easiest way to skin them is to throw frozen ones into hot water for a couple minutes, slice down one side and grab the skin with a pair of pliars. You can also filet them with a knife if they are fresh or once they are defrosted but that takes a lot more work.) I bought 20 pounds and my butcher gave me a deal if I would buy the whole case because I am the only one that orders them.  So all I have to do tomorrow is take out a prepared bag, defrost it a little and add my ingredients; and presto!

I will report back on how it goes once I give it a try.

I'm looking forward to discovering new recipes for my organ meats I'm getting tired of just putting them in the blender with water and chugging them down.

Wish me luck!



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Re: Rocky Mountain Oysters
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2017, 12:07:11 am »
I made them this morning with garlic pepper cilantro and hot sauce. (Didn't need any salt as it was already in the hot sauce.) I think they would have been better with hot sauce and garlic only. Also they were kind of tough and chewy and needed to be in smaller slices to more or less swallow whole similar to eating oysters so next time I will run them whole through the food processor with my slicer attachment. I wish I'd left them in chunks big enough to fit in the food processor instead of slicing them for this. Even so I still liked them better than drinking them in a smoothie.

What to try next?

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Re: Rocky Mountain Oysters
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2017, 12:18:58 pm »
I made rocky mountain oysters again only this time I ran them through while frozen through the food processor with the slicer attachment. I planned on using only pressed fresh garlic and hot sauce but while they were thawing in the bowel I decided to add pepper and cilantro again. They were much better after they were sliced in the food processor. In fact they were really good! They were still chewy but sliced small enough to be good. The garlic and hot sauce accent their peculiar flavor perfectly and though I could have desired them a little coarser they were still excellent. I never thought I would actually like them. They aren't good at all when blended in a smoothie. I can't believe I drank them in smoothies for a year and a half and never tried them this way till today!

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Re: Rocky Mountain Oysters
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2017, 11:13:49 am »
I made rocky mountain oysters again only this time I ran them through while frozen through the food processor with the slicer attachment. I planned on using only pressed fresh garlic and hot sauce but while they were thawing in the bowel I decided to add pepper and cilantro again. They were much better after they were sliced in the food processor. In fact they were really good! They were still chewy but sliced small enough to be good. The garlic and hot sauce accent their peculiar flavor perfectly and though I could have desired them a little coarser they were still excellent. I never thought I would actually like them. They aren't good at all when blended in a smoothie. I can't believe I drank them in smoothies for a year and a half and never tried them this way till today!

You let them thaw in the bowel before eating? Bold strategy Cotton, lets see if it plays off. In all seriousness, this sounds pretty tasty. What kind of oysters, cow?

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Re: Rocky Mountain Oysters
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2017, 10:41:17 pm »
I'm not for sure but I don't think cows have oysters. Only bulls! Is that right?

Yes I let them thaw in the bowl. I been doing that with all my meat dishes. I take the raw meat right out of the freezer and run it through the food processor. Semi frozen works the best. If it's too frozen it cuts it up into fine chips. I like raw meat with some sort of acid. Usually either vinegar or lemon juice but in the case of rocky mountain oysters I like them with hot sauce which is the only cooked thing I've been eating lately. I am open to trying them with cayenne and vinegar instead but I'm not concerned with the little bit of cooked vinegar that's in the hot sauce. Eating raw is not a religion with me though maybe some day I might be interested in going total raw instead of 99%.