Thursday, December 10, 2009

Scrappy Nibbles aka Rocky Mountain Oysters

At Blogorado I played a practical joke on the attendees. I made some Rocky Mountain Oysters and wouldn't tell folks what they were till they had tried them. The results were quite funny.

Some of the folks there knew exactly what they were eating but others had no clue. Some had a bit of a problem after they found out what they were but admitted that they were tasty. The recipe has been asked for so here ya go everyone. And for those that really had a hard time with the practical joke I apologize. But not very hard.

First things first. Round up a bunch of cattle, sort off the young bulls and cut their nuts off.

If you don't have access to cattle then your local grocery store will be able to get bull fries for you.

If the nuts aren't cleaned make a slice lengthways and peel off the tough outer layer. Then slice the nuts about 1/4 inch thick.

Crush saltine crackers very fine. ( a Magic Bullet or blender works well for this) Add salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper and a bit of Cumin to the crackers. If you want spicy nuts just add more cayenne.

Coat the nuts in the cracker mixture and deep fry to a deep golden brown. If fried too long they tend to get tough.

A good spicy mustard sauce or Ranch dressing make good dips.