Moroccan Butchers

I just got back from the Moroccan butcher, who took the time to explain to me, in some detail, the preparation and eventual flavour of grilled bull testicles.

“Like a flan made out of meat!” he said.

Vallecas is hardcore like that.

And he nearly had me convinced for a moment.

But no.

That’d be a pretty awkward dinnertime conversation to have with my flatmates.


Mr Chorizo.

P.S. I write articles about weird food for VayaMadrid now. And there’s some pressure on me to try some testicle at some point. Check out my articles here:

P.P.S. Updated, 2016. Tried lamb testicle. It was okay. Not even that weird.


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