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Springtime in the Rockies and a cowboy thinks of…oysters??? Yup, it’s time for branding and, well, turning bull calves into steers. And that means the oysters are here! That lovely delicacy can be served several ways, but Amber Scholl of the Cottonwood Ranch has given me this delicious recipe. If you can obtain the main ingredient I guarantee that with a bit of hot sauce it will definitely turn your cowboy’s thoughts to that other item for spring–love! After all, the way to a man’s heart…
Here’s Amber’s recipe:
First you take the testicle and make a long incision vertically, just to remove the first membrane. Cut all remaining parts until membrane is completely separate. Wash or soak for an hour in cold water. Next, you want to get your batter ready which includes approx. 1cup of flour, 2tbs of garlic powder (the more the better), 1tbs salt, 1tbs pepper, 1tbs seasoning salt (optional). Once your batter is ready, get your 1 cup of peanut, vegetable, or canola oil hot in your frying pan. I prefer cast iron pans over anything, and peanut oil. While your oil is heating you want to then remove the second membrane from the “oyster”. To do this, you make another incision in the membrane until you can squeeze the meat out. It will naturally separate and then goes directly into the flour mixture. Once fully coated, add to oil, and cook until brown and crisp, maybe 8 minutes or so. Serve with fry sauce, ketchup, or anything else you prefer.
There are many ways to cook these, this is my favorite.