Friday, October 21, 2011

French Fry Diary 289: Lamb Fries

I was watching "Chopped" on the Food Network recently and one of the mystery ingredients was 'lamb fries.' Immediately my eyes and ears perked up. They were going to do fries on "Chopped." And then I was shocked to find out that lamb fries have nothing remotely to do with fries. They're more like the quizzically named 'sweet breads,' in other words, they're lamb testicles. Yep, serious serious ick.

This video clip from 1988's Funny Farm sheds a bit more light on the subject:

Remember, folks, lamb fries are NOT fries. This has been a public service announcement from French Fry Diary.

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Anonymous said...

Sweet breads aren't lamb testicles.

Glenn Walker said...

In the case of the "Chopped" episode and the Chevy Chase clip, they were.

Not all sweetbreads are testicles, it's true, but in these cases they were.