Rooster fries (AKA – rooster testicles) are cooked the same way you would Rocky Mountain Oysters. They’re battered and deep fried in hot oil and make a great snack or appetizer. They’re not as popular as turkey fries, but they have a similar flavor.
Once cooked, they almost taste like wild goose liver, but milder. I haven’t eaten them in a while, but growing up, I ate my fair share. A family friend worked for a large chicken farm and we ate just about everything on the rooster or hen.
The only parts of the chicken we didn’t eat were the feathers and beaks. But everything else from the rooster fries to the chicken feet was eaten.
Where to get rooster fries
Like I said, if you know someone who works at a chicken farm, ask them. Otherwise you can order them from a meat processor. They’re usually sold in large boxes and you have to at least buy 5-10 lbs. You can also ask your local old school meat market to order some.
How to cook rooster fries
1 lb. rooster fries
1 cup flour
1 can panko bread crumbs
1/4 cup milk
salt and pepper
oil for frying
1. Rinse the rooster fries and shake in flour
2. Mix the egg and milk
3. Coat the fries in the egg wash
4. Put the fries in the panko bread crumbs
5. Deep fry or fry in a skillet until golden brown
6. Drain on a paper towel
This is how I normally cook rooster fries, but they can also be added to Asian style soups. Personally, I eat them piled high on a plate with some hot sauce and potato wedges.