Monday, August 10, 2015

Pimento Cheese...A product of the South

Pimento Cheese

"The popularity of this unique spread remains largely confined to states below the Mason-Dixon line, where it assumes its place as a Southern delicacy."

 I've loved Pimento Cheese sandwiches all my life.

I like homemade...
store bought...
to me, you just can't "mess up" this delightful cheese.

 What is Pimento Cheese?
To the uninitiated, it’s little more than grated cheese,
chopped pimento peppers, and a little mayonnaise.

 To those fans who rank pimento cheese right next to cold fried chicken and deviled eggs as essentials at any proper country picnic, it’s much more.

This recipe for Pimento Cheese is from SOUTHERN LIVING...

Basic Pimento Cheese Recipe

1 1/2 cups mayonnaise
1 (4-oz.) jar diced pimento, drained
1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. finely grated onion
1/4 tsp. ground red pepper
1 (8-oz.) block extra-sharp Cheddar cheese, finely shredded
1 (8-oz.) block sharp Cheddar cheese, shredded
Stir together first 5 ingredients in a large bowl; stir in cheese. Store in refrigerator up to 1 week.
I have NOT tried the recipe.... so I can't give it a THUMBS UP or DOWN...
Try it at your own risk. :>)
Frankly, I don't like the sound of ONIONS in my spread....

We like PRICE PIMENTO CHEESE from the grocery store.
( this post is not sponsored by own opinions)  

GRILLED Pimento Cheese sandwiches are great, too.
I often do mine in my waffle iron and it works great...

The photo on the left isn't my sandwich but I make
Ham and Pimento Cheese sandwiches, sometimes using my George Forman Grill.


If you will pardon me now,
I am off to make a sandwich....

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  1. I love pimento cheese. My mother makes the best, in my humble opinion. ha! You make me want one right now too.

  2. Bj,
    You have the best recipes. This looks so yummy.

  3. I'm with you! I could eat pimento cheese every day!

  4. Hi BJ! You're not going to believe this! I saw your post and ran right over because I made my first batch of pimento cheese yesterday. Can you believe it is not sold up here? It's not! I had two employees at the grocery store running here and there looking for it but it's just not here! I couldn't take it any more and tried Paula Deen's recipe. Love Paula! We ate it right after I'd made it and I liked it but Mr. Precious didn't. I almost cried! and after sitting all night and being cold I made him try it again! Success! He liked it. I guess it must be cold. I miss it so much! I just may try this recipe too! Thanks for posting it. Have a good week, my friend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  5. Love it on crackers, BJ, and I'm a yankee!

  6. Hi bj, I grew up loving these sandwiches and still do. I love homemade but if there isn't time I don't mind buying it at the deli. I have not tried grilled sandwiches but now I have to try this.
    Hope you are having a great summer.

  7. we are allergic to 'peppers", dear Lady ... they are very "Toxic" to Stacey....
    Hope that you and your are well

  8. I had never heard of a grilled pimento cheese sandwich until a few years ago. My sisters and I were having our "sister weekend" and one of them suggested making them one night. They have become my favorite. Price is my choice also.



  9. We used to go uptown to the old pharmacy (a small "Grill" inside... ) sitting on a 50's style dining stool Back in the early 70's with my Mom and have a grilled chicken salad sandwich... never had pecans and grape mix... sounds good

  10. Love a good homemade pimento cheese. Made a batch a couple of weeks ago and when I mentioned it to one of my daughters, she showed up for lunch. It is always better the next day.

  11. All I can say is, this Yankee sure enjoyed it! With football season coming up I might just have to make some more:@)

  12. Hi Bj, I never had this before but it sure looks good. I hope you can join and share this week at our Cooking & Crafting with J & J!
    Julie xo

  13. Never heard of this BJ but it looks like a total yum.

  14. Pimento cheese comes in those little glass jars too, doesn't it?
    I think it is a Kraft brand . . .
    I love it on crackers . . .
    I think I might need to try this recipe . . . sounds great!

  15. We used to get it in the little glass jars and save them as glasses ;) We love those Hawaiian Rolls!
    Have a great week~
    Joy @ Books and Life

  16. Oh B J!!! I am takeing sandwiches Friday to game day, thanks for helping me decide what to take. I learned to make homemade pimento cheese while living in West Texas. Family likes it of course better than bought but as the kids tell me, If I doctored bought up then they will eat it. Adding my special ingredient ???? My secret!!!
    Stay cool!!!!

    Cathy <;)

  17. Oh yes...I do love me some pimento cheese! We ate this stuff in Ohio too. I love it crackers but espcially on a dark, grainy bread! There is a store bought variety in my area that is excellent...good as any I've had...BUT...I haven't tried the recipe you shared! Also love it grilled....yum...just yum!

  18. Thanks for sharing this with us. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  19. Most people here like but I can't remember the last time I had any

  20. It is good (and good for Stacey's spirits" to have found souc wonderful "Uplifting" blogs from you good people.. (even joined a few)... Keep up your great work ..

  21. I made some just last weekend - grated gouda, cheddar, mayo, pimento, and a dab of sliced green onion. SOOOOOOO good.

  22. So..... I have never heard of pimento cheese, but it sounds delicious! I am going to have to try this soon :) Hugs to you, dear one.


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