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    Texas Armadillo Balls

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    Total Time:

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    1 hrs 15 mins

    15 mins

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    T exas C ooker (TC)'s Note:

    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.

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    Balls

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      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.
    2. 2
      Sauté’ vegetables in butter.
    3. 3
      Add crumbled cornbread and add broth and stir until smooth and thin.
    4. 4
      Add sage and cream of chicken soup. Stir and mix well.
    5. 5
      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).
    6. 6
      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).
    7. 7
      Once brown take out of oven and allow to cool.
    8. 8
      Place 4 to 5 beat eggs, flour and bread crumbs in 3 separate bowls.
    9. 9
      Once the dressing is cool, scope up some dressing with a spoon and form a ball.
    10. 10
      Dip the ball in the flour, then the beat egg, then the bread crumbs.
    11. 11
      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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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on December 15, 2011

      Very good everyone loved them.

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    • on October 17, 2011

      I love these things being from texas i tried my own little twist.

      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

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    • on February 03, 2009

      55

      These were a hit at my Super Bowl party. I followed the recipe exactly and I kept adding more cayenne and crushed red pepper as it was cooking, just like you do. :) I'm not a Texan, but I sure do like the heat!

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    Nutritional Facts for Texas Armadillo Balls

    Serving Size: 1 (1661 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 48.5
     
    Calories from Fat 32
    67%
    Total Fat 3.6 g
    5%
    Saturated Fat 1.7 g
    8%
    Cholesterol 37.0 mg
    12%
    Sodium 222.6 mg
    9%
    Total Carbohydrate 1.7 g
    0%
    Dietary Fiber 0.2 g
    0%
    Sugars 0.5 g
    2%
    Protein 2.1 g
    4%

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    cornbread

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