Texas Woodpecker Eggs
This recipe originally came to me from my good friend, and Ex-MIL, Barbara Carroll. It is similar to "Texas Armadillo Eggs", but uses boiled eggs in place of the stuffed Jalapeños. WARNING* These are addictive to Egg-Lovers!
- Ready In:
- 1hr 45mins
- 18 small eggs (Boiled and Peeled)
- 3⁄4 lb monterey jack pepper cheese (grated)
- 1⁄2 lb ground pork breakfast sausage (Use the Hot if you want them a little spicy)
- 1 1⁄2 cups buttermilk biscuit mix (Bisquick is best)
- 1 (6 ounce) box Shake-n-Bake (Pork kind)
- 3 eggs (beaten)
- Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
- Lightly spray a large baking pan with cooking spray.
- Mix together the sausage (raw) and grated pepper Jack cheese.
- Add biscuit mix in, 1/2 cup at a time, until all is thoroughly mixed.
- This will make a very stiff dough, and should now be kneaded for about 3 minutes.
- Pinch off pieces of the dough, almost the size of the eggs, and flatten out the piece into a "pancake", about 1/4 inch thick.
- Place one boiled, peeled egg in the center of each "pancake" and roll the dough around each egg to cover it all the way around evenly.
- Seal any edges together with your fingers.
- Continue this until all of the eggs are covered in the dough.
- Place the box of Shake' N Bake into a large shallow dish.
- Crack the 3 additional raw eggs into a bowl; season with a pinch of salt and black pepper and beat.
- Roll each egg in the Shake' N Bake, then in the egg wash, and back again through the Shake 'N Bake.
- Lay each egg on the prepared baking sheet as it is done.
- Bake at 300 degrees for 30 minutes.
- The "Woodpecker Eggs" will seem soft to the touch when they first come out of the oven, but as they cool, they will "crust" nicely.
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