A few years ago at our end of the summer get-together bash, one of our dearest friends brought a southern delight I’d never heard of, Armadillo Eggs. . . . and we’ve been hooked ever since!
To recreate this savory treat in your own home you’ll need a handful of fresh jalapeño peppers, some thinly sliced bacon, cream cheese and a touch of onion and chives.
If you like your food to have a little kick, these delicious bites are for you! Don’t worry, no armadillos were harmed in the making of these tasty hors d’oeuvres!
1 dozen Fresh jalapeños
1 8oz pkg Cream Cheese, softened at room temperature
1 Tbs Green Onion, finely chopped
2 tsp Chives
1 pkg bacon, thinly sliced
Preheat oven to 375F
Halve and seed the jalapeños. I recommend using gloves to prevent burning your fingers (or eyes hours later when you accidentally touch your face).
Mix Cream Cheese, chives and chopped green onion until smooth. Fill each jalapeño half with cream cheese mixture.
Wrap each filled jalapeño with a slice of bacon, ensuring that it’s completely wrapped. Keep in mind that the bacon will shrink as it cooks.
Bake 15 minutes or until bacon is crispy. These are delightfully delicious! These are also quite tasty grilled!