By Kelly Bogard
Pimento Cheese—some call it the caviar of the South.
It’s a little tangy. And a lot cheesy.
Southern food isn’t something that just tastes good. It’s the memories. Like a recipe handed down for generations. Or a new recipe you create to pass on to your kids.
Pimento Cheese is a quick recipe. And it’s versatile. Eat it as a snack, spread on crackers. Smear it in hollowed-out peppers. Or slather it on two slices of bread for a tasty sandwich.
This southern staple is a family favorite. And I bet someone in your family has a famous recipe, too. If they don’t, here’s the ingredients to the one I make.
For Pimento Cheese, you will need…
16 oz. sharp cheddar cheese
8 oz. mozzarella cheese
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
3/4 c. mayonnaise
4 oz. diced pimentos, drained
1 tbsp. onion, grated
2 tsp. dried dill
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. Worcestershire
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
Pimento Cheese is one of my husband’s favorite things about summer. There’s a good chance we’ll have some on hand for snacking while enjoying a warm evening outside. And if he’s lucky, there’s enough left for a sandwich the next day.
Start by grating all of your cheeses. I know it’s convenient to buy the pre-shredded cheese, but it just doesn’t work for good pimento cheese. I use a food processor to help grate it a little faster sometimes.
I hope this recipe brings back some memories for you like it does for me. What are some of your favorite southern recipes? I’d love to give them a try. From all of us at Texas table Top, enjoy!