Rocky Mountain Oysters Recipe – Food Millions

September 24, 2022
Rocky Mountain Oysters

What are Rocky Mountain oysters?

Rocky Mountain Oysters are skinned, sliced, battered, and deep-fried animal testicles offered at Bruce’s Bar in Severance, Colo. Because of the food’s cowboy origins, Rocky Mountain oysters have a rich tapestry of Western lore.

Rocky Mountain Oysters

Prairie oysters, Montana tender grains, cowboy caviar, swinging beef, and calf fries are all Western specialties. They are the parts of the bull that are removed when he is young in order for him to be more tractable, meatier, and less macho. The testicles are cut off and tossed in a pail of water after the calves are branded. They are then peeled, washed, floured, and peppered before being cooked in a skillet.

They are considered quite delectable. Testicles, like other organ meats, can be prepared in a variety of ways, including deep-frying whole, cutting into broad, thin slices, or marinating.

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Benefits of Eating Rocky Mountain Oysters

Traditional peoples frequently take a like-support-like stance when it comes to consuming organ meats. This is the concept that eating an organ will benefit the equivalent organ in your body.

This claim appears to have biological validity, according to modern science. Beef heart, for example, contains the highest concentrations of the heart-healthy component CoQ10, which has been shown to aid in healing and lowering the risk of heart disease.

Rocky mountain oysters and other animals’ testes have long been sought for their reputed libido-boosting properties.

Though popularly attributed to consuming the animal’s testosterone, research demonstrates that animal testicles contain only trace quantities of testosterone unless consumed uncooked.

However, the testes contain a variety of vitamins and minerals that promote fertility and virility.

Rocky Mountain oysters are beneficial to reproductive health.
Rocky Mountain oysters are high in zinc, selenium, iron, and B vitamins, all of which are essential for healthy fertility and testicular function.

 Rocky Mountain Oysters recipe

Taste of Rocky Mountain Oysters

A fresh rocky mountain oyster fried in batter tastes similar to chicken crossed with very thin pork tenderloin.


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Rocky Mountain Oysters

Rocky Mountain Oysters Recipe

Rocky Mountain Oysters are skinned, sliced, battered, and deep-fried animal testicles offered at Bruce’s Bar in Severance, Colo. Because of the food’s cowboy origins, Rocky Mountain oysters have a rich tapestry of Western lore.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 4


  • 2 pounds calf testicles weighing
  • 2 c. beer
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup yellow cornmeal
  • Season with salt and black pepper to taste
  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 tbsp. spicy pepper sauce


  • Split the thick skin-like muscle that covers each testicle with a very sharp knife. (you can remove the skin easily if the testicles are frozen, then peel while thawing). Each testicle can be left entire or sliced.
  • Fill a big pan or pot with enough beer to cover the slices; cover and set aside for 2 hours.
  • Combine eggs, flour, cornmeal, salt, and pepper in a shallow basin to produce a wet flour dredge or batter consistency.
  • Drain and thoroughly dredge the testicles in the wet flour dredge after removing them from the beer.
  • Heat the oil in a large, deep pot to 375°F. 3 minutes in a deep fryer, or until golden brown (will rise to the surface when done). Dry with paper towels.
  • Serve hot with your preferred hot pepper sauce.


  • Make careful to request calf testicles rather than bull testicles from your butcher. Calf testicles are about the size of a walnut and significantly more delicate than bull testicles.
  • Fill your frying pan halfway with vegetable oil to enable boiling and splattering and to completely coat the calf testicles when cooking.
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2 responses to “Rocky Mountain Oysters Recipe – Food Millions”

  1. Raja says:

    5 stars
    Every year I go to a party where they offer these. They are so good! I find that I prefer the calf testes whole because I’m not a big fan of breading.

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