Offal, Not Awful: The Gustatory Delight Of Gizzards

Pastured gizzards on rice

If you’re unfamiliar with the gizzard, it’s a muscular organ, part of the digestive system in poultry that essentially “chews” food for a bird (no teeth, remember?) by grinding it up between muscle wall and against grit contained in the gizzard. Pretty cool, huh? Oh, and, properly prepared, it’s delicious.

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Offal, Not Awful: Rooster Fries

Recently, we processed a group of roosters and while it’s not something I look forward to, I am filled with gratitude for the delicious meat from our pastured, non-GMO fed birds. As an occasional meat eater, I believe that it behooves me to use as much of the bird as I reasonably can, especially the bits that are edible but deemed “weird” or “exotic” (maybe adjectives that could describe me, too). This time, I was determined to make something tasty and enjoyable from rooster testicles…in the air fryer!

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