Texas Armadillo Balls
This is a spicy great fried treat which will bring your mouth to the Heart of Texas. Combine your Grandmothers Thanksgiving Dressing with Texas Spices and then deep fry them to create a spicy ball with a dry crust exterior and a warm moist interior.
- Ready In:
- 1hr 15mins
- 5 cups cornbread (2 Yellow cornbread Mix Packs)
- 1⁄2 cup celery (chopped)
- 1⁄2 cup onion (chopped)
- 1⁄2 cup green pepper (chopped or you can use chives)
- 2 (14 ounce) cans chicken broth
- 1 teaspoon sage
- 1⁄4 cup butter
- 1 (10 ounce) can cream of chicken soup
- 1 -2 habanero pepper (diced)
- 1 -2 jalapeno pepper (diced)
- fresh ground black pepper
- crushed red pepper flakes
- cayenne pepper
- 4 -5 eggs
- Follow Directions on the 2 Package of Corn bread mix to make yellow corn bread. Once the corn bread is done let cool and crumble corn bread into small pieces.
- Sauté’ vegetables in butter.
- Add crumbled cornbread and add broth and stir until smooth and thin.
- Add sage and cream of chicken soup. Stir and mix well.
- Add diced Habanera Pepper, diced Jalapeño Pepper, Fresh Ground Black Pepper, Crushed Red Pepper, and Cayenne Pepper to taste. (I like a lot but I’m a Texan).
- Bake on 350 until slightly thick and brown. (I like to stir mine every 15 min and taste to see if I nee to spice it up).
- Once brown take out of oven and allow to cool.
- Place 4 to 5 beat eggs, flour and bread crumbs in 3 separate bowls.
- Once the dressing is cool, scope up some dressing with a spoon and form a ball.
- Dip the ball in the flour, then the beat egg, then the bread crumbs.
- Deep fry on 350 degrees for 2 to 3 minutes. (Not too long, remember the inside is already cooked. You just want a nice hard crunchy exterior).
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I love these things being from texas i tried my own little twist.<br/><br/>Tak some chicken breast pound them flat put a few jalapeno slices in with a cube of cheese, whatever kind you like, start at one end and roll it up, wrap it with 2 or 3 slices of bacon put a toothpick thru it and drop it in the deep fryer or go further and after you wrap it roll it in some flour and deep fry it that way
I served these for New Year's Eve and they were a real hit!! I actually used two boxes of Chicken Stove Top according to directions, thus omitting the sage, unless you want more, and speeding up the process. Instead of using green peppers,habaneros and jalapeno, I used diced green chile peppers, ground cayenne pepper and red pepper flakes; adjusting the heat to your liking. Adding the cream of chicken soup gave it extra moistness that I liked inside the crispy outside. Used southwestern ranch dressing as a dipping sauce - Fantastic!!