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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Armadillo Pie

Printed Recipe
Serves 4

1 lb ground sausage
3 slices bacon, diced
1 small onion, diced
1/2 packet stuffing mix or about 1 cup crushed croutons, or 1 cup bread crumbs, which you can then season to your taste (If I use bread crumbs, I season them with sage and poultry seasoning)
1 egg, beaten
1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed

Open the puff pastry to form an oblong about 10" by 8", if it isn't already oblong shaped. When unfolded, there should be three distinct sections.

Mix the sausage, bacon, onion, and stuffing mix together with about 3/4 of the beaten egg to bind.

Spread the sausage mixture down the center of the pastry, leaving about 1 to 1/2 inch at each end. Cut diagonal strips, about 1" wide down the length of each side of the pastry (see diagram below). Plait the strips across the sausage mixture, sealing well. (A little water will seal the pastry edges together.) Glaze with the remaining egg.

Place on a baking tray and bake at 375 for about 35 minutes, or until the pastry is golden brown.

Holly's Note:
This is one of my husband's favorite meals from his British childhood. My father-in-law wrote out recipes for me. This one included the hand-drawn diagram for cutting the puff pastry.
I always called it a Sausage Plait, but my husband calls it Armadillo Pie! I have to cook two for our family.

And before you ask, it's like a meatloaf, you don't cook the sausage ahead of time.  Armadillo Pie is probably the unhealthiest meal you could ever make. But, it is tasty!


This is The Artist's favorite meal of all time. If you ask him what he wants for dinner, he will ALWAYS say Armadillo Pie. Without fail. He will take it to school the next day for lunch and eat it cold. He shares it with friends and I'm sure there is many a middle schooler who has gone home and told his mother that he had Armadillo Pie for lunch and she wonders what the heck he's talking about!

33 comments:

  1. This looks incredibly yummy! Can't wait to give this a try!

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  2. This looks really interesting and the presentation is beautiful. I might have to try this for breakfast some weekend.

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  3. This looks SO yummy, and I would love to give it a try, but I can't seem to find any puff pastry yet I find a ton of recipes that use it. Is it the same as pie crust (I don't think so, but that's the only thing I can find in the section where I would think it would be). Where do you find it in your grocery store? Thanks so much!

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  4. Julia,

    I find puff pastry in the frozen food section. It's not the same as pie crust. Pepperidge Farm makes the puff pastry that I use. I comes in a flat box, with two sheets. In my store it's in the same section where I find frozen baked goods.

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  5. Thank you so much for attending week 4 of #PureBlogLove and linking your fantastic blog post. This sounds really delicious! I love the way you have arranged the pastry :) I can't wait to see what you have in store for our party next week Thursday 8 PM EST- Sundays at midnight . Have a great day!
    Nicole
    http://picnicnz.blogspot.co.nz/

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  6. Wow...this looks cool and good!! And I'm thinking I want a bite...NOW!! :)

    Thanks for sharing!

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  7. This looks pretty good, unhealthy or not. Thanks for sharing on #yuckstopshere link up. Please come share again with us next week.

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  8. Wow -- what an incredible dish with an incredible name. I may make one soon!

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  9. This looks so good. I have seen this at the PureBlogLove linky party. I have to make this very soon! Thank you for sharing

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  10. I love that it's called Armadillo Pie! Sounds delicious!

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  11. Your Sausage Plait looks awesome! Hope you are having a fantastic weekend and thanks so much for sharing this awesome post with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  12. This sounds very interesting!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  13. Looks and sounds like a delicious hearty meal for Fall and Winter. Can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  14. Lovely, it looks and sounds really hearty and warming - the ideal family meal :) #TastyTuesdays

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  15. Such a fun name! It sounds quite tasty too.
    Found you via Tuesday's Table.

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  16. Looks pretty good! I am sure my son will love this. He loves sausage! #TastyTuesday

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  17. Lol. Love the name - I guess because the plait looks a bit like the sections in an armadillos back armor? I'll definitely have to try out this recipe. Thanks for linking up at Show Me Saturday! I hope to see you there this week.

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  18. Thanks for coming and linking up at #TheWeekend Social. Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST on KitchenDreaming.com ! I hope to see you there!

    http://www.kitchendreaming.com/

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  19. Armadillo Pie?! Bwahahaha. My Texas family and friends are going to get a kick out of this one.

    Thanks for linking up on Tasty Tuesdays.

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  20. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Enjoy your new Red Plate and your weekend!
    Miz Helen

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  21. Look so tasty! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays x

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  22. Sausage, Bacon, and stuffing? My husband will LOVE this! thanks for linking up on Country Fair Blog Party! I ca't wait to try it!

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    1. It's a man's meal. My husband and 13 year old love this.

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  23. This looks fabulous! Pinned. We couldn’t think of anyone better to party with! Thank you for stopping by. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm. http://loulougirls.blogspot.com/
    Happy Saturday! Lou Lou Girls

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  24. This sounds delicious. How many people do you think one will feed. We're a family of six - hubby/myself, 2 teen boys, and two girls.

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    1. One will feed about 3-4 people. I actually make two for my family of four. I have two teenagers. My 13 year old can eat almost a full one by himself. My 16 year old doesn't like it.

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  25. This looks SO good!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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  26. While I have never heard of Armadillo Pie...this looks wonderful! Thank you for sharing with us at Party in Your PJs...I hope you join us again tomorrow for another party.

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  27. Had to stop by and say hello when I found out you bled blue! Love the Blue and Orange! Go Bronco's!
    Blessings,
    Shari

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    1. So glad you stopped by! Go Broncos! Yep, we love our Boise State.

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