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Pete's Wild Armadillo Egg

Makes 6 servings (2 peppers each)Cowboy Cooking Recipes from

Prep Time: 15 min.
Cooking Time: 10 min.


  •       Breading mix
  •    1 - teaspoon garlic powder
  •    1 - Tablespoon sugar (optional)
  • 1/4 - teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 - teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 - cup minced onion
  •    1 - Cup shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
  •    1 - Cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/4 - cup minced parsley
  •    1 - egg
  •    1 - dozen small jalapeno peppers (for hot version) or 1 dozen small banana pepper (for mild version)


  1. In a large bowl, mix breading mix with garlic powder, sugar, black pepper, and cayenne.  In a separate bowl, mix mined onion, cheeses, and parsley.  Beat the egg in a separate bow. 

  2. Wash, core, and seed the peppers. You want to leave them whole (open only he very tops for seeding.)  Dip he peppers in he beaten egg, the stuff with the cheeses mixture. Pack firmly. 

  3. Dip stuffed peppers again in egg and roll in the breading.  Deep fry in vegetable oil until golden brown.  Serve while hot and enjoy!

Kitchen Tip:
You may want to prepare more than one dozen initially, they are great! You will find hem a great snack with a nice picante sauce or honey mustard dip.

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July 2, 1916: Ken Curtis (Curtis Wain Gates), born in Lamar, Colorado.


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