Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Pimento Cheese

My friend Ron is a pimento cheese lover.  I'm happy to say when I made this one for him he said it was the BEST.  It is a recipe from the restaurant, "The Penguin" in Charlotte, North Carolina.  I tweaked it slightly with fresh garlic.
  • ½ lb. sharp Cheddar cheese, finely grated
  • ½ lb. mild Cheddar cheese, finely grated
  • ½ lb. pepper-jack cheese, finely grated
  • ½ C. pimentos, chopped
  • 2/3 C. mayonnaise
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ½ C. green onions, finely chopped
  • ½ t. cayenne pepper
  • 1 T. Crystal hot sauce
  1. In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients and mix until the pimentos and green onions are well incorporated into the cheese
  2. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving
Tips and Tricks:
  • I buy the cheeses that are finely grated in the bag.  (2 C. grated is ½ lb. of cheese)
  • This pimento cheese can be served with crackers or used to make Grilled Pimento cheese sandwiches.

1 comment:

  1. One word: Yum! Stay tuned for the Uptown Acorn tomorrow....