armadillo eggs

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By Cathy Smith
from Cooper now in Columbus Ga., TX

We love hot spicy things and love these on a Saturday night.

serves makes 24
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For armadillo eggs

  • 4 oz
    cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/4 c
    cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1
    clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp
    chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground cumin
  • salt to taste
  • 6
    medium-sized jalapeños
  • 2 lb
    breakfast sausage or uncooked sausage, removed from its casing
  • 2
    beaten eggs
  • 1 c
    flour
  • 1 1/2 c
    seasoned bread crumbs
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How To Make armadillo eggs

  • 1
    Preheat the oven to 375 and lightly grease a baking sheet.
  • 2
    Mix together the cream cheese, cheddar cheese, garlic, cilantro and cumin until well blended. Taste and add salt, and adjust seasonings.
  • 3
    Remove the stems from the jalapeños and cut in half lengthwise. Scoop out the seeds and then cut the sliced jalapeños in half, horizontally. Place about a teaspoon of the cream cheese filling in each jalapeño quarter.
  • 4
    Take about 1/3 cup of the sausage and pat it into a 3-inch circle and place the stuffed jalapeño in the center of the sausage. Wrap the sausage around the stuffed jalapeño until it’s completely covered, and form into an egg shape.
  • 5
    Once you have wrapped the jalapenos with the sausage, dust each one with flour. Then dip each in beaten egg then in the bread crumbs.
  • 6
    Place sausage-wrapped jalapeños on the sheet, about an inch apart. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the sausage is cooked. For additional browning on top, you can place the sheet under the broiler for 2-5 minutes.
  • 7
    Serve with buttermilk dressing, queso or salsa.

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