Wednesday, 28 November 2012
The Parkside Pub in Huntley, Illinois has a unique way to spend the eve of Thanksgiving: With the annual Turkey Testicle Festival. The pub celebrated its 30th year this year, serving close to 1,200 pounds of testicles.
Pub co-owner Jeff Lovell shares that he ships the delicacy from a farm in Michigan.
"It's obviously a product I want to sell out of. I don't order extra," Lovell told the Northwest Herald. "It is similar to cooking chicken. The biggest comparison we get is they [taste] like a deep fried mushroom."
Wondering how to cook turkey testicles? The Daily Mail shares a recipe:
3lbs of fresh turkey testicles
1lb of flour
Salt & pepper to taste
Heat fryer to 350-degrees
Rinse testicles under cold water and pat dry using a paper towel
Make lengthwise slits in sides, nearly cutting them in half but not all the way through to allow them to split like a butterfly
Cover them in the seasoned flour and fry immediately to golden brown
With a platter and paper towel ready, remove and allow them to drain
Serve with your favorite sauce
Turkey testicles are found on the inside of the bird, near its liver
Would you try consuming turkey testicles?