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Re: Re: Haggis and other gross food

i'm usually up to try anything once--as long as i have some sort of assurance that it hasn't killed too many diners recently. i had lamb fries in a reasonably good restaurant in lexington, kentucky, once. my though was "not bad, not good, no substitute for a lamb chop." the worst things i've every gotten myself into were calves' brains [in a good french restaurant, yet] and some kind of crab dish in a korean restaurant. i nearly lost it both times.

i've become a real fan of tripe soup, incidentally. the menudo of most mexican restaurants is excellent. and, they swear, a cure for a hangover. what i find interesting about that association, is that the turks also make a rather good tripe soup that they claim is a cure for a hangover.

At 08:40 AM 12/15/02 -0700, you wrote:
In the mountain west generally, they are called Rocky Mountain oysters.
There is a restaurant in a tiny town called Severance CO that specializes in
RM oysters and people used to drive long distances to go there, more I think
for the novelty than the food.  I thought everything they served tasted like
it was deep fried in the same vat and you couldn't tell one type of meat
from another.  In other restaurants where they are cooked with more care,
Rocky Mountain oysters are quite good.  I'm told that at some brandings the
RM oysters are collected and cooked up later, but that has never happened at
any branding I went to.  I have never seen calf fries offered on a menu.

Linda in Wyoming

> They're also called calf fries too, so don't get fooled on that either.
In Colorado, I'm told they're called Rocky Mountain oysters.    UGH!
> My earlier question still applies...

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