Tuesday, March 4, 2008

pimiento cheese

until i came to north carolina or "north cackalackee" as it's called by the people who are from here, i had never ever ever heard of pimento cheese. i had heard of pimiento which is just spanish for pepper and of course i had heard of cheese but never the 2 words paired together. i knew the 2 tasted good but i never how good they could taste when combined with a little bit of mayonnaise. here's my take on the southern treat, slightly scaled down with the use of light mayonnaise and 2% shredded cheese.

  • 3/4 c light mayonnaise - i'd recommend hellman's
  • 2c shredded cheddar cheese- i used Kraft 2% but Cracker Barrel's 2% is also quite good if you're looking to keep this light.
  • 1/4 jar of roasted red peppers, minced
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • generous grinds of black pepper

in a large bowl, mix all your ingredients and stir to combine. can be served immediately or stored covered in the refrigerator. Serve as a dip or use as a spread on your favorite sandwich or burger.

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