Film, Video On Cooking Mountain Oysters
About this Item
- On Cooking Mountain Oysters
- Stewart, Leslie J. (Narrator)
- Fleischhauer, Carl (Interviewer)
- Wilson, William A. (William Albert), 1933- (Interviewer)
Created / Published
- May 9, 1981
- - Jokes
- - Foodways
- - Ninety-Six Ranch
- - Activities
- - Testicles
- - Ethnography
- - Motion Pictures
- Motion Pictures
- - Les Stewart talks about cooking calf testicles, or "calf fries," as a delicacy and then relates a joke on the topic.
- - In the branding corral, the testicles are stored in a bucket of water. Once home, they may be cooked at once or frozen.
- - In Paradise Valley, the most frequently heard term for cooked calf testicles is calf fries. Les opened his remarks by using the terms "mountain oysters" and "Rocky Mountain oysters," words that have had wide currency in print, but uses "fries" in his closing joke. The joke, of course, turns on the use of the word fries.
- 3/4 inch video
Call Number/Physical Location
- AFC 1991/021: NV9-VT4
- Paradise Valley Folklife Project Collection (AFC 1991/021)
- American Folklife Center
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Paradise Valley Folklife Project collection, 1978-1982 (AFC 1991/021), American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Cite This Item
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Chicago citation style:
Stewart, Leslie J, Carl Fleischhauer, and William A Wilson. On Cooking Mountain Oysters. May 9, 1981. Video. https://www.loc.gov/item/ncr002391/.
APA citation style:
Stewart, L. J., Fleischhauer, C. & Wilson, W. A. (1981) On Cooking Mountain Oysters. May 9. [Video] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/ncr002391/.
MLA citation style:
Stewart, Leslie J, Carl Fleischhauer, and William A Wilson. On Cooking Mountain Oysters. May 9, 1981. Video. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/ncr002391/>.