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    Don Martinich Guest

    Default Re: Bull Fries

    In article <[email protected]>,
    Sqwertz <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Has anybody actually prepared and eaten these with any sort of
    > regularity? (more than once, that is). They have a fair amount of
    > dark (bloody?) veins running through them and I'm wondering how that
    > effects the taste. If they taste livery, I don't want to buy any.
    > What's the texture like?
    >
    > This is typical of what I see on the shelves:
    > http://thebutcherblocklv.com/product...roductid=16284
    > http://rawsforpaws.com/store/detail.php?item_id=6
    >
    > -sw


    I've prepared calf fries in the fall when my BIL gathers his calves.
    After you've cut off the outer layers you need to soak them in water for
    an hour or you'll get a bloody taste. They are somewhat similar to
    sweetbreads in flavor and texture. I bread and fry them.

    D.M.

  2. #2
    Jerry Avins Guest

    Default Re: Bull Fries

    On Oct 10, 11:21*pm, Sqwertz <swe...@cluemail.compost> wrote:
    > On Mon, 10 Oct 2011 18:02:55 -0700, Don Martinich wrote:
    > > In article <o9bezvnv7qg1....@sqwertz.com>,
    > > *Sqwertz <swe...@cluemail.compost> wrote:

    >
    > >> Has anybody actually prepared and eaten these with any sort of
    > >> regularity? *(more than once, that is). *They have a fair amount of
    > >> dark (bloody?) veins running through them and I'm wondering how that
    > >> effects the taste. *If they taste livery, I don't want to buy any.
    > >> What's the texture like?

    >
    > >> This is typical of what I see on the shelves:
    > >>http://thebutcherblocklv.com/product...roductid=16284
    > >>http://rawsforpaws.com/store/detail.php?item_id=6

    >
    > > I've prepared calf fries in the fall when my BIL gathers his calves.
    > > After you've cut off the outer layers you need to soak them in water for
    > > an hour or you'll get a bloody taste. They are somewhat similar to
    > > sweetbreads in flavor and texture. I bread and fry them.

    >
    > I've always wondered if they are really calf fries rather than bull.
    > I'd think you'd want to snip those at the bud as early as possible. *I
    > sure as hell ain't gonna walk up to a bull with a pair of pruning
    > shears...
    >
    > Sound like I'll pass. *I was thinking maybe they'd have the
    > texture/taste of tongue. *Sweetbreads are OK, I can buy and prepare
    > them much easier and cheaper.


    I take it you know the story of the tourist in a Spanish bistro who
    noticed a customer eating something he didn't recognize. The waiter
    told him that they were bull testicles, that they could be awarded to
    the matadorafter a particularly glorious fight. The tourist wanted to
    try some, and the bistro owner told him that if he remained in town
    until some became available, he could have them. Finally, the tourist
    had his day, but what he was served seemed much smaller than what he
    had first seen. He asked about that and was told, "You see, Seņor. It
    is not always the bull that loses."

    Jerry
    --
    Engineering is the art of making what you want from things you can
    get.

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