Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Sea Turtle Eggs

These have been done before but the recipe I followed was from Here. It is a good appetizer alternative to Jalapeños  poppers. 

The ingredients are :

1 lb Jimmy Dean Sage Breakfast Sausage, cut into 10-11 slices
1/2 cup cream cheese*
1/2 cup shredded colby-jack cheese
2 jalapeno chile, de-seeded and finely diced
1 1/2 tsp your favorite BBQ rub (divided)

  1.  Preheat a charcoal grill set up for indirect heat to 250f.  Add a chunk or two of cherry, hickory or whatever smoking woods that you have on hand.
  2. Mix the cream cheese, cheese, jalapeno and 1/2 tsp of BBQ rub together.
  3. Place about 1 tsp of the cheese mixture on each slice of sausage.  Pull up the edges of the sausage and seal, forming it into a round, golf ball sized "egg".  
  4. Season your "eggs" with the remaining 1 tsp of BBQ rub.
  5. Smoke the "eggs" for about 90 minutes. 
I take no credit for this recipe. Info in the link.

Turned out really well.

These were a hit at the party we attended.