Sat, 2011-11-19 11:27
Bucket List, Round Two.... Rocky Mt. Oysters
OK, for those who remember reading the "Bucket List" about a girl wanting to eat snake, here's the next installment. I sub in the local high school in the small town I live in, right on the Canadian border. While eating the rattlesnake, I asked her if she had ever tried rocky mountian oysters and if she would like to. When Kayla Adams said she would like to try them, I decided to make the experience a bit bigger. I was subbing for the same teacher a week or so later, so it was a perfect setup. He has a large shop area behind his classroom which makes for a great setup to cook.
Let me tell ya how it all went down. I had two 2-burner stoves set up. One had a large griddle that covered both burners and the other had a large frying pan on each burner. I had lots of cooking space. I started with a couple of pounds of elk burger. I made about 20 three-inch burger patties and covered the girddle. Sprinkled Johnny's seasoning (the best seasoning you can find, just ask Groovy Mike) on them and let em cook. In the meantime, I had already cut up and pounded some venison steaks. I dipped them in flour, then in egg and finally in bread crumbs and panko. Slipped them into some hot grease in a skillet and let them fry golden brown. Then I did the exact same thing with the little oinker steaks from a wild boar I had shot in Mississippi.
We took things off in batches and there were kids waiting for each batch to come off. I took enough paper plates that each kid got one. No silverware... just your fingers. And finally, I had the sheep testicles all cleaned up and devoid of membrane. They were beautiful little orbs. I waited to cut them up so the kids could see what they were going to eat. I then sliced them into 1/4 inch slices, dipped them in flour, then egg and finally into the crumbs. I slid them into the frying pan and let em get crisp and brown.
The kids devoured them and asked for more. One kid that had eaten oysters before said they were the best he has ever eaten. Kayla and Rachel loved them and asked for more. I would say it was a fairly successful event. We had three or four steaks left over from all the venison and pork and I sent them down to the principal's office. Got a call telling me how good they were. Here are some pictures.... and thank you Kayla Adams for setting this whole thing in motion.