Lamb fries

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Platter of lamb fries

Lamb fries are lamb testicles used as food. Historically they were parboiled, cut in half, and seasoned.[1] Lamb testicles are served in a variety of cuisines, including Italian,[2] American,[3] Basque,[4] breaded and fried in some barbecue restaurants, Chinese,[5] Caucasian,[6] Armenian, and Turkish.[7] In the United States they are often served breaded and fried.

Lamb fries, often served in a cream gravy, are a traditional dish in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky.[8]

In popular culture[edit]

In the film Funny Farm, the main character, Andy Farmer (Chevy Chase), breaks a local record by eating thirty lamb fries, only to discover what they actually were and spit the thirty-first out in revulsion.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Encyclopedia of Food and Beverage by Artemas Ward New York, 1911
  2. ^ Canary Chicken House - CLOSED - West Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA | Yelp
  3. ^ Staff, City Weekly. "Best of Utah 2009: Food and Drink".
  4. ^ Brown, Patricia Leigh. "Delicacy of the Wild West Lives on for Those So Bold". The New York Times.
  5. ^ Chowhound (13 October 2005). "Best Kung Pao Lamb Testicles in New York - Restaurants - Outer Boroughs".
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  7. ^ "Dinner Menu".
  8. ^ Alvey, R. Gerald. Kentucky Bluegrass Country. University Press of Mississippi, 1992.