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Went offal-overboard-- what to do with lamb lungs and testicles?

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Created December 17, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Tried a Halal market yesterday and was delighted to find all kinds of unusual offal. I have lamb's feet-- I'll add that to bone broth, no problem. I purchased a large package of liver with something attached to it-- it turns out to be lungs, heart, and something I can't identify. Grabbed a pack of three testicles too (amourettes in French, a nicer word for something I plan to cook and eat :p). Now the fridge is brimming with offal and I need to cook it all up. I froze half of the liver. I tried to look up recipes but so far found very little. Apparently I have the bulk of what I need to make haggis... not the stomach though. Does anyone have any recipes or suggestions for how to cook up the lungs and testicles? Or any 'what not to do' warnings?

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on December 19, 2012
at 02:10 AM

See my comment in first post-- I made haggis without stomach and I referred to this video, thanks!

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on December 19, 2012
at 02:09 AM

Looks liek my kind of book, thanks!

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on December 19, 2012
at 02:09 AM

I think I will make them like this tomorrow! Dipping sauce... need ideas.

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at 02:08 AM

So, I made haggis without the stomach! Next time I will get a stomach and try it that way. I think the slower, moister cooking time works better. Chopping it all by hand was time consuming-- I don't have a food processor or grinder. I also used steel cut oats I happened to have on hand to make it more traditional, but less paleo. Layered sliced potatoes on top, and poured in plenty of oily beef bone broth. Served it with a tomato sauce made from merguez lamb sausage, shallots, garlic and parsley. Family ate it, 13 yo daughter wasn't enthralled with lungs but she gave it a shot.

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on December 18, 2012
at 01:07 AM

You can make haggis without the stomach. Of course it wouldn't be traditional, but I've made it in a casserole dish and it was tasty that way. Nice finds at the market! I saw an episode of Chopped yesterday on television wherein the contestants had to cook with lamb testicles, but I don't remember what they made.

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on December 17, 2012
at 10:14 PM

I did Rocky Mountain Oysters like this. They tasted like fried livers. Which would have been great if I liked fried livers :)

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on December 17, 2012
at 08:56 PM

Thanks. I'll have to see if I can find spleen. I'll think about the lungs!

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at 08:47 PM

Lungs feel a bit "plastic-y" when eaten. They're like a softer, less meaty heart. Spleen on the other hand, has the same taste as liver, but it's very smooth and soft in the mouth, like oysters.

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at 06:36 PM

What is the consistency of the cooked lungs?

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on December 17, 2012
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I'm Greek, we eat that stuff all the time when I'm back there. Here's how my mom does it: For lungs, testicles, and spleen (and occasionally liver & heart), simply boil them in a lot of water for 30 minutes. When they start getting this white stuff in the water, remove it using a spoon. Then drain the water, let cool. Cut them in 1" pieces. Add olive oil in a frying pan, and fry them until they brown well (stir a few times). 1 minute before they are ready in the pan, add salt, quite some oregano, and the juice of a lemon. Stir, and they're ready to eat, preferably with some fried [sweet] potatoes and/or Greek salad.

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on December 17, 2012
at 06:36 PM

What is the consistency of the cooked lungs?

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on December 17, 2012
at 08:47 PM

Lungs feel a bit "plastic-y" when eaten. They're like a softer, less meaty heart. Spleen on the other hand, has the same taste as liver, but it's very smooth and soft in the mouth, like oysters.

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on December 17, 2012
at 08:56 PM

Thanks. I'll have to see if I can find spleen. I'll think about the lungs!

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on December 17, 2012
at 06:47 PM

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at 02:09 AM

Looks liek my kind of book, thanks!

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on December 17, 2012
at 05:59 PM

Make a healthy version Rocky Mountain Oysters from almond flour or coconut flour!

3bc294cb7745a5e99612ff886ca00101

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on December 19, 2012
at 02:09 AM

I think I will make them like this tomorrow! Dipping sauce... need ideas.

4b5be253ac1981c690689cab7e4bf06d

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on December 17, 2012
at 10:14 PM

I did Rocky Mountain Oysters like this. They tasted like fried livers. Which would have been great if I liked fried livers :)

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on December 17, 2012
at 07:19 PM

Haggis!!! I love haggis!!!

How to make Haggis

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on December 19, 2012
at 02:10 AM

See my comment in first post-- I made haggis without stomach and I referred to this video, thanks!

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