What is a cowboy oyster?

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asked Dec 12, 2021 in Other-Food Drink by Nopcbshere (750 points)
What is a cowboy oyster?

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answered Dec 12, 2021 by 123devon (8,950 points)
A Cowboy Oyster is usually a wild oyster that is caught in the wild.

Cowboy Oyster usually are wild oysters from the sound, and they have the wild variability you might expect.

They tend to be strongly mineral, a touch iodine, and beautifully briny.

As wild-grown oysters, they mature slowly, taking three years to reach market size (three inches).

However cowboy oysters can also be a Mountain Oyster which is also a bull testicle.

You can eat raw Rocky Mountain Oysters.

Most people who eat Rocky Mountain Oysters cook them before eating them but you can eat raw Rocky Mountain Oysters if you want too.

Although Rocky Mountain oysters can be sautéed, braised, broiled, and poached, they're most often peeled, pounded flat, coated in flour, salt and pepper, and fried.

Rocky Mountain Oysters don't taste much like regular Oysters and actually Rocky Mountain Oysters have a gamey taste and even a liver taste to them.

For some people Rocky Mountain Oysters taste good and most people who eat Rocky Mountain Oysters say they taste a bit like Liver.

If you like Liver than you'll likely enjoy Rocky Mountain Oysters.

But for some people they hate the taste of Rocky Mountain Oysters.

It's all a personal taste and what tastes good to one person may taste awful to another person.

Another name for Rocky Mountain Oysters is Lamb Fries.

Rocky Mountain Oysters also go buy other names besides lamb fries which include bull fries, Montana tenders, huevos de toro, cowboy caviar.

You can buy Rocky Mountain Oysters online at exoticmeats.com and sometimes Amazon.com

Other specialty meat producers also sell the Rocky Mountain Oysters.

Or blackwing meats also sells the Rocky Mountain Oysters too.

Mountain Oysters can be eaten and several people still do eat mountain oysters which are essentially bull testicles.

I personally would not eat them but some people do enjoy them.

The Bull Testicles are called Rocky Mountain Oysters or even just Mountain Oysters because they changed the name to be more appealing as the name bull testicles were not appealing to many people and they had no luck selling them as bull testicles so they changed the name to Mount Oysters to increase the sales of them.

Most people who've eaten Mountain Oysters describe the taste of Rocky Mountain oysters as “rich.”

Others who have eaten the Mountain Oysters have said they taste like liver, and yet others describe them as veal cutlets.

Mountain Oysters are also known as lamb fries, bull fries, Montana tenders, huevos de toro, cowboy caviar.

The Mountain Oysters originated in the North American West, far from any ocean.

Created by ranchers, Rocky Mountain oysters are in fact, most famously, bull testicles.

Though sheep, bison and pig can be used, too.

The rocky mountain oysters are infamous in the Rocky Mountain region of the United States, usually battered and deep fried.

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