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Rocky Mountain Oysters
« on: February 01, 2014, 09:02:15 AM »
We went to the Fair Wednesday Night.  It was raining and attendance was really sparse.
There is a permanent section at the Fairgrounds called Yesteryear Village with quite a few buildings, exhibits and history of old Florida living.
This is my favorite part of going there.  One of the buildings is an old Florida cabin with a great big cooking area in front of it.  I know the guy who mans the exhibit.  We work for the same outfit.  Bob is an avid Game hunter and also guides Wild Boar hunts in his off time.  He has quite an arrangement with a few large landowners who are happy to have him manage the wildlife.  He had a dead hog hanging in the Cabin.
It was dark but I took a few pictures of the set-up and also took a video of my Son In Law trying an Oyster.  I thought he knew what Rocky Mountain Oysters were.  He didn't.
What you don't see in the video is my other daughter's fianc.  He quietly is walking away when Bob asked us if we wanted to try them. :D
The oysters are to the right of the pan on the grate.  I guess he had taken them out of the pan because they were done.  He still had wild hog sausage with scotch bonnet peppers in the pan.


 

 

The other side of the Cook's set up.  He had some Swamp cabbage in one pot and beans in the other.  Those are Spareribs on the Spit.
 

 

They have a smoke house a couple exhibits down.  I don't know what was in there but the window was warm.
 

 

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Re: Rocky Mountain Oysters
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2014, 09:19:54 AM »
He said "good".   :D  Rooster Fries are better.   ;D
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Re: Rocky Mountain Oysters
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2014, 10:38:02 AM »
Unlike the farmer who had a pig walking around in the backyard on a peg-leg (he's too good a pig to eat all at once), I could never eat part of anything that's still alive.  (Milk and eggs don't count)  I understand that in this case, it may or may not be true.  We ran a lot of cattle for a lot of years and made steers out of a lot of bull calves, but I never ate any of the removed parts, though occasionally I would have an employee who would ask me to save 'em for him.
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2014, 03:59:20 PM »
When I lived in Montana about 30 years ago, I helped a rancher out on spring roundups. At the end of the day the cook would fry up rocky mountain oysters over an open fire with butter & garlic. It was pretty good.
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Re: Rocky Mountain Oysters
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2014, 05:42:15 PM »
NO WAY IN H--- YOU KEEP EM  :-X ;D
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« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2014, 06:07:53 PM »
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Re: Rocky Mountain Oysters
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2014, 09:25:29 PM »
And y'all bash grits  :).
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« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2014, 09:34:49 PM »
NO WAY IN H--- YOU KEEP EM  :-X ;D
They are probably quite tasty, it's our preconceived notions that get in the way. Other cultures eat and thrive on insects, rodents and whatever else happens to be available, either that or starve. It is all in what we have become accustomed to. Some here even eat GRITTZ. ;D
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Re: Rocky Mountain Oysters
« Reply #8 on: February 01, 2014, 09:47:07 PM »
NO WAY IN H--- YOU KEEP EM  :-X ;D
They are probably quite tasty, it's our preconceived notions that get in the way. Other cultures eat and thrive on insects, rodents and whatever else happens to be available, either that or starve. It is all in what we have become accustomed to. Some here even eat GRITTZ. ;D

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« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2014, 11:15:15 PM »
It tasted like a chicken gizzard crossed with beef liver.
I threw mine in the fire when he wasn't looking. :D
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« Reply #10 on: February 02, 2014, 12:32:51 AM »
One of the best things about the old neighborhood brandings was the oysters served at the dinner that night! That's good eating right there!
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Re: Rocky Mountain Oysters
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2014, 05:06:58 AM »

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 :) :) :)  Poston !!  You did NOT just go there, did you??

I had 'em once at a wild game Legion dinner.  Not bad!  But then again, Ive tried grits too ;D
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Re: Rocky Mountain Oysters
« Reply #12 on: February 03, 2014, 10:19:57 PM »
Mooseherder, where in the great state of Florida were you?  It looks like a good time.

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« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2014, 06:06:07 AM »
Just west of West Palm.  The Fairgrounds is on Southern Blvd.
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« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2014, 11:27:09 AM »
People forget how rural the western parts of those south FL counties are.

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« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2014, 01:33:59 PM »
I've tried the most golden brown fried RMO's and if memory serves me, I trashed it while no one was looking too.  Some folks really like em'  I'm not one of them,    david
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« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2014, 03:13:00 PM »
It should also be mentioned that with florida's proximity to salt water and the availability of real oysters, one should never have to stoop to the rocky mountain variety.  Fried mollusks also go well with grits. Raw mollusks go well with beer.

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« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2014, 04:47:08 PM »
I like my mollusks fried or boiled but never raw. :)
Too much could go wrong with that.  Filter feeders are filtering whatever is in that water. :-\
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Re: Rocky Mountain Oysters
« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2014, 07:45:09 PM »
You are what you eat  :D

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« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2014, 09:08:56 PM »
When I guided hunters in Montana, the old guide I worked under would cut out the bull elk "oysters" first and save them for frying first when we cooked the elk liver for dinner. I tasted one and it was better than bull fries but not as good as calf fries, but lamb fries are still the best and really good.
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