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Published:November 27th, 2010 11:59 EST

Turkey Testicle Festival A Big Hit

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Organizers of the 28th annual Turkey Testicle Festival in Illinois said more than 1,000 pounds of fowl genitals were served to a crowd of about 4,000 people.


The Parkside Pub in Huntley said Wednesday`s event featured regulars and first-timers sampling turkey testicles that had been breaded, deep fried and served in cups, The (Crystal Lake) Northwest Herald reported Friday."


Most people compared the taste of the turkey testicles to you guessed it...chicken. When folks can`t think of anything to compare an exotic meal to, they say it tastes like chicken. If you deep-fried a chunk of dry wall, some people would exclaim, "This tastes just like chicken."

I`m from the South, and we deep fry everything from catfish to squirrels, but I`ll pass on deep-fried turkey testicles. I guess I just don`t have the balls to tackle such an exotic dish.

I`ll leave the Turkey Testicle Festival for the turkeys, both human and fowl.

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