Organ meats are a nutritional powerhouse packed with essential vitamins and minerals such as vitamin B12, folate, zinc, and so much more! You might call them oysters, fries, testes, or treats, regardless there is no denying US Wellness Meats’ Lamb Oysters are for adventurous chefs. Lamb Oysters have been recognized as a delicacy from the Ancient Roman times to the Wild West Cowboy times. September 2020 Featured Chef Tim Ganley has just the recipe that even those skeptical want to try. Continue reading form Tim’s Cheesy Drunken Buttery Balls recipe.
“This is our most controversial dish. If you eat this type of organ meat, you know, not only how beneficial to your health it is, but also how great it can taste. It still amazes me that most people won’t even entertain the thought of trying it. We have seen all different types of negative reaction to this dish. 🙂
Having said that, if you find yourself on the side of the minority, and you already enjoy this organ meat, you know how versatile it can be, in terms of cooking.
Since I always like to keep things simple, I was looking for the simplest way of showcasing the flavor of the lamb balls. (Pun intended 🙂 )
This dish was inspired by the YouTube channel, MeatEater and how he cooked venison testicles.”
Cheesy Drunken Buttery Balls
Recipe By: Tim Ganley | Spartan Mind Strength
Ingredients (Makes 2 Servings)
• 1 package of lamb testicles
• 1 container of fresh organic whole mushrooms
• 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter
• 4 pasture raised eggs (because everything always tastes better with eggs)
• 5 cloves of organic garlic (peeled and diced)
• 1 medium size organic onion (peeled and diced)
• 1/2 cup of red wine (save the rest for the meal time)
• Himalayan salt to taste
• Freshly ground black pepper to taste
• Freshly grated Parmesan cheese to taste
• Freshly grated Romano cheese to taste
• Extra virgin olive oil from our favorite Olive Oil Hunter at Fresh Pressed Olive Oil Club
- Place the whole mushrooms, onions, garlic and 2 tablespoons of butter in a cast iron skillet and sautee on low, until the onions and garlic are opaque.
- In the meantime, clean the testicles and cut in half.
- When the onions and garlic are opaque, add the wine and the rest of the butter to the skillet.
- When the butter melts, add the testicles.
- Tilt the pan slightly, so that the heat is still going to the testicles but most of the juice goes to one side. This way you can spoon the hot juice and pour it over the balls. I found that this technique makes a big difference to the taste and texture of the balls.
- Keep doing this for 2-3 minutes.
- Flip them and repeat for another 2-3 minutes on the other side.
- The result is a lamb testicle with the texture of buttery scallops. They should even taste slightly sweet.
- In another skillet, cook 4 eggs with butter, over easy. I like to do it while I am sauteeing the mushrooms, onion and garlic.
- Place half of the drunken buttery balls on one plate and the other half on another plate.
- And of course, place two eggs over easy on the side of each plate.
- Add Himalayan salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
- Top with freshly grated Romano and / or Parmesan to taste.
- Last but not least, drizzle with a fair amount of extra virgin olive oil from our favorite Olive Oil Hunter at Fresh Pressed Olive Club.
The Ayurvedic Point of View
“The whole ayurvedic system is based on the Law of Similars and Opposites. Similar qualities increase one another, opposite qualities balance one another. Based on that principle, you want to always address complicated with simple. Lamb testicles can seem a very complicated dish to prepare. So how about making it simple? :)”
Tim Ganley, a former law enforcement officer and SWAT Leader/Trainer, is a lifestyle entrepreneur, outdoor adventurer, author and global teacher of Meditation, Breathwork, Spartan Fitness™, Power Yin™, and Conscious Business. He loves experimenting with disciplines that lead to physical and mental strength and endurance. Where there is Tim, there is also Vie. These two are quite the dynamic duo. You can learn more about Tim and Vie on Spartan Mind Strength, The Paleo Ayurveda & Spartan Yoga Podcast, or their YouTube channel AskTimAndVie.