Thursday, April 18, 2013
P is for Pimento Cheese
We almost always have pimento cheese in our house. Either I've mixed up a bowl of homemade pimento cheese or I have resorted to buying a container of Ruth's. It is another staple in our house.
When I make my own pimento cheese, it's very simple: sharp cheddar cheese, Duke's mayonnaise, and a jar of diced pimentos. I use one of those old timey crank graters so the cheese comes out really fine. I usually grate at least an 8 oz block. Then I mix in a dollop of mayonnaise. I really have no idea if it's a 1/2 cup or more. Then I dump the whole small jar of diced pimentos, water and all, into the cheese and mayo and mix. If I need a dryer mix, then I drain the pimentos and maybe use a little less mayo. Either way, it's southern goodness in a spread!
How do you eat your pimento cheese?