Thursday, March 8, 2012
Among Friends Thursday--Kent's Armadillo "Eggs"
Please understand that these are not really made from any part of an armadillo, although here in Oklahoma, it is quite easy to find them as road kill. I guess they have the same thing in Lubbock, TX, the original home of this recipe. The egg concept comes with the layering technique: cheese and cream cheese stuffed inside a jalapeno pepper, which is then wrapped in sausage, rolled in Parmesan and baked. How could that list of ingredients go wrong? It can't in my book, but I did have to make one alteration for my hubby. He doesn't do jalapenos, so I made them with mini sweet peppers instead. DELISH! I am sure either way is amazing.
So if you are inspecting my version in the photo, you will notice a yellow pepper instead of the jalapeno. Still pretty, still fun, just not quite as armadillo-esque. Yes, a new word! If you want to try out Kent's recipe, it is in Low Carbing Among Friends, page 274. He calls them an appetizer or breakfast. We devoured them for dinner. Well, actually, the one I managed to hide so I could take a picture became Christian's breakfast. He waited for me to photograph it, then immediately grabbed it and hid from his father to eat it. That is how good these are!