This Was The Worst Thing Daym Drops Ate On Fresh, Fried & Crispy - Exclusive

No one knows fried food like Daymon "Daym Drops" Patterson. He got his start tackling restaurant reviews on his viral YouTube channel and went on to host his own food review Travel Channel series, "Best Daym Takeout" (via CT Post). Now, Netflix has tapped into his expertise of all things fried and tasty with a brand new series that will document his travels across the country in order to find the very best in fried food. Over the course of eight episodes, audiences can watch him take on some of the crispiest, freshest fried food in locales like Baltimore, Savannah, and Las Vegas — all with his distinctive honesty and exuberance.

With a show focusing on the very best in fried food, you would expect that every dish could easily be classified as delicious. While "Fresh, Fried & Crispy" showcases some seriously good fried food, some chefs threw Daym Drops a curveball and dished out some challenging fare. In an exclusive interview with Mashed, Daym Drops sat down to lay out all the details on the very worst thing he had to eat for the show.

A meal not for the faint of heart

"Can we take it to Denver on this one?" Daym Drops asked. "Let's go to Denver, and let's talk about the Rocky Mountain oysters that ended up just straight testicles." Like he said, these local delicacies consist of bull, bison, pig, and sheep testicles (via NPR). The dish originated in the Western United States and Canada as a way to use every part of the animal. Typically, this dish gets fried after the cuts of meat get flattened and coated in flour, but it also comes sautéed, braised, broiled, and poached. 

While some diners can't get enough of this local specialty, Daym Drops felt differently. "At first, I wasn't going to do it. I wasn't going to do it on camera. That wasn't going to happen," he said. "I was going to look at it, probably play with it a little bit."

"My momma [said], 'Oh, boy, don't play with your food,' and toss it, right? Let it slap against one of the dead animals on the wall. Do something like that. I actually tried it. I tried it, and I still didn't like it. ... I wouldn't recommend it to anybody, but I will say, if you're adventurous with food, at least try it once."

Why Daym Drops was open to Rocky Mountain Oysters

Instead of tossing the testicles, Daym Drops doubled down and ended up trying the dish, despite his initial urge to skip the meal. "I had the option to go ahead and fling it, throw it," he said. "But then, I stopped, and I thought about it, and I said, 'I've never had the experience, and if Netflix could take a chance on me, someone they don't know, I can take a chance with some food for Netflix, for something I'm not familiar with.'"

At the end of the day, Daym Drops did not end up getting seconds, and Rocky Mountain Oysters easily ranked as one of the worst things he put into his mouth during his travels across the country. Anyone can thank him for trying this dish and doling out his hot take on the divisive item. If the episode does end up inspiring you to make some Rocky Mountain Oysters for yourself, make sure to give major props to Daym Drops for exploring this food. 

You can watch Daym Drops explore even more new food in his new series "Fresh, Fried & Crispy," which will begin streaming on Netflix on June 9.