Monday, April 27, 2009

Pimento Cheese

For those of you that didn't grow up with mass quantities of pimento cheese in your fridge at all times, I'm sorry. My mom always has this stuff on hand and there are a million ways you can enjoy it. While bacon-pimento grilled cheeses are dy-no-mite, sometimes a little spread on a cracker can really go a long way. Better yet, a little spoonful over a bowl of chicken tortilla soup or clam chowder never hurt anyone. So do yourself a favor and whip up a batch of this cheesy goodness. It can last for up to a week in the fridge (although I assure you it will be gone in 2 days) and you'll put it on everything!

Pimento Cheese
Food & Wine Magazine
  1. 1 cup mayonnaise
  2. 1/4 cup small Vidalia onion, finely chopped
  3. 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
  4. 1 pound sharp cheddar cheese, coarsely shredded
  5. 1/2 cup diced drained pimientos (from one 7-ounce jar)


  1. In a food processor, blend the mayonnaise, onion and hot sauce. Add the shredded cheese and pulse until finely chopped. Add the pimientos and pulse until combined. Transfer the pimento cheese to a bowl. Refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour.



winegeek84 said...

According to John Edge it is killer on burgers. And it is on the Menu at Memphis Minnie's.

Elizabeth said...

You are so right! Burgers are perfect! Thanks for the tip.