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    What's the difference between lambs fry and lambs liver?

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    I thought they were one and the same until I saw them aligned today at the butcher shop.

    Lambs liver is much darker and is slightly cheaper. I think I've been eating the darker one. So what in the name of God is lambs fry??!!

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    Here in the UK lambs fries are testicles. And Wiki thinks so too

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lamb_fries

    Why not ask your butcher??!!

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    Really?! This sure didn't look like a testacle! It was the same size and shape as liver, but paler. How odd. The plot thickens....

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    Quote Originally Posted by breadsauce View Post
    Why not ask your butcher??!!
    Doh! I will!

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    Yeah lamb fries are lamb's testicles. Probably great for you though so enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beefy View Post
    Yeah lamb fries are lamb's testicles. Probably great for you though so enjoy!
    Lamb fries may well be testacles, but this is lamb FRY. It is not testacles! It looks like liver, tastes like liver and is slightly more expensive than liver. I actually think it might just be from a different farmer and one might be grassfed and the other isn't. In Wiki says lamb's fry is cooked liver.

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    Spleen maybe... is it more shaped like a long tongue than the liver?

    I know that for particularly large testicles it is sliced... so no longer looks so much like a testicle. But testicle is very light colored. Not really red at all. More light milky pink. Tasty though.
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    According to Wiki, it is the subtle difference between "lamb's fry" (liver ) and "Lamb fries" (testicle). But why your butcher should have two , one labelled "lamb's liver" and one "Lamb's fry" is beyond my comprehension.

    If Wiki is right - I've only ever heard of "Lamb fries" - and now we all know what that is!!!!

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    In Australia, lamb's fry is the name we use for liver. no idea why. maybe they were both the liver, just from a different animal?

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    Interesting. Either must be a different organ or both were liver and just of different quality.

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