December 22, 2014
VIRGINIA CITY (AP) - Hundreds of people waited in lines for up
to an hour for a chance to taste something different at the 16th
annual Mountain Oyster Fry in Virginia City.
Servers at five booths dispensed about 130 pounds of "fried
oysters," or sheep testicles, at yesterday's event (in the
historic mining town about 25 miles southeast of Reno).
Visitors gave mixed reviews to the tiny morsels, which can be
fried, barbecued, stuffed, or ground up and sauteed.
Shauna Reese of Reno calls it - in her words - "just another
Among other things, the versatile meat has been used in tacos
and sloppy Joes.
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