These little fried up thingamajigs are in fact turkey testicles. And are considered something special as they’re hard to come by. I’ve been told that their local Wal-mart sells them, but as soon as they hit the shelves, they are purchased. Like hot cakes. Only they’re not cakes.
Big Bro said this bunch came from his father-inlaw – who had gotten them from a friend – who had been on a waiting list for a year. A YEAR!! For turkey balls!
I ate a few pieces but this is not for me. I’ll let the people who are nuts for turkey nuts keep them to themselves. I did Google a “turkey testicles” to see how popular they actually are and found there is a Turkey Testicle Festival in Huntley, Illinois every year. And there are several ways to whip up some animal testes. If you like that sort of thing.
- Rabbit Livers 57%
- Turkey Testicles 29%
- Squirrel Brains 11%
- Turtle Gizzards 4%
I had a hard time thinking up uncommon animal parts that humans dine on but I guess the list was pretty good because the masses thought rabbit liver was in the bowl. You thought wrong. It was a bowl full of balls.
The best thing about trying this for the first time were the jokes:
“Sister-inlaw, I guess you’ve handled more balls than any other woman in our family.”
“So, how does it feel to have balls in your mouth?”
“I want to dip my balls in it!”
Yeah… I know… we’re total odd balls. :)