Rocky Mountain Oyster


5 Mins


6 Persons

      • 2 pounds calf testicles*
      • 2 cups beer
      • 2 eggs, beaten shopping list
      • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
      • ¼ cup yellow cornmea1
      • salt and ground black pepper to taste
      • Vegetable oil**
      • 1 tablespoon hot pepper sauce

* Be sure to ask your butcher for calf testicles, not bull testicles. Calf testicles are the size of a walnut and are much more tender than the larger bull testicles.


      1. With a very sharp knife, split the tough skin-like muscle that surrounds each testicle.
      2. Remove the skin (you can remove the skin easily if the testicles are frozen, then peel while thawing).
      3. Slice each testicle into approximately 1/4- to 1/2-inch-thick ovals. Place slices in a large pan or bowl with enough beer to cover them; cover
      4. let sit 2 hours.
      5. In a shallow bowl, combine eggs, flour, cornmeal, salt, and pepper. Remove testicles from beer; drain
      6. Dredge thoroughly in the flour mixture.
      7. In a large, deep pot, heat oil to 375 degrees F.
      8. Deep fry 3 minutes or until golden brown (will rise to the surface when done).
      9. Drain on paper towels.
      10. Serve warm with your favorite hot pepper sauce.