12. Rocky Mountain Oysters
Which aren’t oysters or even seafood.
We’re noticing a trend in food names, namely that they’re purposefully named something that is entirely inaccurate. These are actually the testicles of animals, like goats or sheep or calves from the Rockies. So, how did this dish come to be?
According to HuffPost, “At the end of a day of castrating, big ranches can end up with over a hundred testicles. In the spirit of not wasting, the ranchers made use of them by cooking and eating them. It just made economic sense.”