New Fashioned Pimento Cheese
Seven Great Ways To Use A Spoon Of Pimento Cheese
1. Make a wonderfully delicious pan grilled pimento cheese sandwich that I guarantee you will have you wanting more and more.
2. Try topping a big baked potato with a big tablespoon of pimento cheese.
3. Try topping a burger hot off the grill with a tablespoon of pimento cheese.
4. Spread a spoon of pimento cheese on a English Muffin and run it under the broiler until the cheese bubbles.
5. Slice homegrown tomatoes thick and spray a baking pan with vegetable coating spray. Top each slice of tomato with a spoon of pimento cheese and run the tomatoes under the broiler until the cheese melts.
6. Try adding a spoon of pimento cheese to a Bacon, Lettuce, And Tomato Sandwich.
7. Try serving small teaspoons of pimento cheese on Ritz Crackers as an appetizer.
There are seven wonderful things you can do with pimento cheese and I bet you can come up with a lot more. If you think it would taste good give it a try.
Pimento Cheese, The Caviar Of The South
In the south we affectionately call this cheese spread pi-men-ah cheese, and ever since the 1930s when pimento peppers were first canned and placed at our finger tips people have been making pimento cheese and it has become a part of our food culture.
We pile pimento cheese onto celery sticks, melt it on big fat slices of homegrown ripe tomato under our ovens broiler, and slather it onto soda crackers. One of my favorite ways to eat pimento cheese is on pan grilled sandwiches on slices of homemade sourdough bread. Now that is gourmet eating. I make my sourdough bread in a loaf pan and then I slice it a little thick and butter one side of each slice of the homemade sourdough bread. I then put a heaping tablespoon of the pimento cheese and a teaspoon of Duke's Mayonnaise between the two slices of buttered sourdough bread with the buttered sides of the bread on the outside. I then grill the sandwich in a skillet sprayed with vegetable coating spray until the bread is golden brown on each side. Now that is some more sandwich.
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Homemade Pimento Cheese Recipe
Here is one of the best recipes ever for homemade Pimento Cheese. You can buy ready made pimento cheese but you'll never taste anything as good as fresh made homemade pimento cheese until you make it and try it yourself.
Ingredients For Your Homemade Pimento Cheese
1. One Pound Of Sharp Cheddar Cheese shredded very fine.
2. Two Four Ounce Jars Diced Pimento Peppers Drained Well.
3. One Tablespoon Minced Sweet Onion.
4. One Teaspoon Worcestershire Sauce.
5. 1/2 Cup Mayonnaise.
You'll want your cheese to be very well shredded in very small pieces. I run mine through the food processor and puree it smooth. Then I add in the other ingredients one at a time and mix the ingredients in one at a time.
I put my homemade pimento cheese in a covered plastic bowl with a lid and keep it in the refrigerator until it is all used up which is usually rather quickly.
Pimento Cheese On Celery Is So Delicious
Pimento Cheese Spread With Soul Recipe
I like to make this particular pimento cheese spread with soul for parties. I often make it and serve it with taco chips. I've even used the blue corn taco chips for this great spread.
Ingredients Needed For Pimento Cheese Spread With Soul
1. One Pound Sharp Cheddar Cheese Shredded Very Fine.
2. Two Tablespoons Finely Diced Fresh Jalapeno Peppers.
3. One Four Ounce Can Fine Diced Pimento Peppers Drained.
4. Two Tablespoons Yellow Onion Diced Very Fine.
5. One Level Teaspoon Ground Sea Salt.
6. One Half Spoon Ground Black Pepper.
7. Two Tablespoons Very Finely Diced Celery.
Mix all your ingredients together by running them through the food processor. Puree it until everything is very well mixed together. Chill in the refrigerator for at least four hours in a covered plastic container before you make a toasted pimento cheese sandwich out of it.
Baked Pimento Cheese Dip Is So Delicious
Delicious Homemade Pimento Cheese Dip Or Make It Into A Delicious Crab Dip
Baked pimento cheese is also known as Charleston Cheese Dip and it was in Charleston South Carolina where I first ate one of the most delicious Homemade Pimento Cheese Dips that I ever tasted in my life. I'll have to say that it was truly one of the best things I ever tasted in my life. It was so delicious and you can make it yourself.
You can even add a cup of lump crab meat to make this recipe into one of the most delicious crab dips that you'll ever eat in your life. The crab meat dip is especially tasty served on celery sticks. Or you can cut up celery sticks and serve them on the side with the crab dip.
Here I'm going to tell you exactly how to make this dip which I guarantee will have you wanting more and more. I strongly suggest using sharp cheddar cheese for this recipe but if its too much for you use a milder cheddar cheese. I like to use apple-wood smoked bacon but you can use any bacon and as long as you cook it crisp it will turn out great.
Ingredients For The Pimento Cheese Dip
1. One Pound Sharp Cheddar Cheese.
2. 10 - 12 Slices Of Bacon.
3. One 4 Oz. Jar Of Pimentos Drained Well.
4. One Cup Mayonnaise.
5. One Teaspoon Ground Sea Salt.
6. One Level Teaspoon Ground Cayenne Pepper.
7. One Teaspoon Powdered Garlic.
8. One Bunch Green Onions Diced Fine Including The Tops.
9. One Cup Crushed Ritz Crackers.
Cut the bacon up really small in one inch pieces and cook it in a skillet until the bacon is crisp. Drain the cooked bacon on paper towels and set aside.
Grate your pound of cheese into a large bowl and add the cooked crisp bacon, pimentos, garlic, cayenne pepper, Mix together well and then when everything is mixed add in the diced green onions.
Spread the pimento cheese mixture out into a 8" X 10" baking dish. Top with the crushed Ritz Crackers. You'll want to bake the dish in a 350 degree oven until the crackers are brown and the cheese is bubbly.
Serve with more Ritz Crackers and Celery Sticks. You'll find that this Pimento Cheese Dip is truly one of the most delicious dips you'll ever make and taste in your life.
Kick It Up A Notch By Adding A Cup Of Fresh Crab Meat For A Delicious Crab Dip
You can purchase lump crab meat from Blue Crabs in your local supermarket deli in a can. Be sure to pick through the crab meat and make sure there are no shell fragments. Add the cup of crab meat to the other ingredients when you add all the other ingredients. Then just proceed with the recipe. Oh man that is some more delicious Crab Dip. I have from time to time used a cup of imitation crab meat that I have shredded with two forks. It also tastes delicious.
If you do make it with the crab meat sprinkle the top of the dip with paprika before you cook it.
Serve on Ritz Crackers, on Mini Sandwiches, on Celery Sticks, Pita Wedges, or anything you like. I guarantee you that what ever you serve it on will be delicious. If you have small seashell style dishes you can bake the crab dip in them and serve it with Ritz Crackers. It is so very delicious this way.
It was in Charleston S.C. where I first ate the dip with the lump crab meat added to it. I really thought it was so very delicious that way. I think I could have eat a gallon of it made that way.
Pimento Cheese can be made into sandwiches real quick and easy and children love pimento cheese sandwiches. Or you can kick it up a notch or two and make it into delightful appetizers by putting pimento cheese spread on celery or cut the crust off bread and make it into little finger sandwiches. I like to make it into little finger sandwiches by putting the spread on sourdough bread and toasting them in butter in a pan. I then cut each little sandwich in four pieces and I end up with delightfully delicious sandwiches that people will love.
Baked Tex-Mex Pimiento Cheese Dip
Baked Tex-Mex Pimiento Cheese Dip
Here we have a delicious Baked Tex Mex Pimento Cheese Dip
Ingredients Needed For Your Dip
1. Eight Ounces Shredded Sharp Cheddar Cheese.
2. Eight Ounces Shredded Monterrey Jack Cheese.
3. One Cup Mayonnaise.
4. One Twelve Ounce Jars Roasted Red Peppers Chopped Very Fine. ( Yes Drain Very Well )
5. One Cup Fine Diced Green Onions Including Tops.
6. One Large Jalapeno Pepper With Seeds Removed And Diced Very Fine.
7. Salt And Pepper To Taste.
Mix all your ingredients together very well in a large bowl being sure that all your ingredients get very well mixed. Spray a small baking dish with vegetable coating spray and then pour the Pimento Cheese Dip in. Smooth the top of the dip out with a spoon. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven until the top of your dip is golden brown and the cheese is very well melted. Serve with crackers or Pita Bread Wedges. I like to serve Nacho Chips with this dip.
You Can Make This One Into A Great Crab Dip Also.
Just add a cup of lump crab meat to the ingredients when you put the dip together or use a cup of imitation crab meat. You'll end up with one of the most delicious dips you'll ever eat in your life. Its so very delicious.
Grilled Pimento Cheese And Tomato Soup
Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwiches And Tomato Soup
If you've never tried the combination of grilled pimento cheese sandwiches and tomato soup then you need to give it a try. I suggest you use the recipe above for Homemade Pimento Cheese and make your sandwiches on sourdough bread.
I sometimes grill the sandwiches in a pan with a little butter and sometimes I make them on a little sandwich grill that I have. I sometimes press them on the little grill and I do this with a tin foil wrapped brick that I lay on the sandwich. When you press the sandwiches it gives you a crunchy crust and it tastes so wonderful dipped in homemade tomato soup. If you click that link you'll find a recipe for wonderful homemade tomato soup.
Be Sure To Try Homegrown Tomatoes On A Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwich
The True Caviar Of The American South
I remember going to Smith Drugs in Forest City N.C. as a real little child and though the Drug Store Cafe was known for their hot dogs I always wanted a grilled pimento cheese sandwich and sometimes two. In the summer months they sold just the grilled pimento cheese sandwiches but in the fall and winter they offered their wonderful Homemade Cream Of Tomato Soup with the sandwiches and let me tell you that was some more flavorful combination. If you click that link you'll find a wonderful recipe here at Hub Pages for how to make the most delicious cream of tomato soup you'll ever taste in your life.
Homegrown Tomatoes On Grilled Pimento Cheese Sandwiches
Here I'm going to tell you about one of my favorite sandwiches ever. That is homegrown tomatoes sliced thin and placed on the pimento cheese sandwich before you grill it. I like to use Heirloom Cherokee Purple Tomatoes on my sandwiches and they make the sandwich into one of the best sandwiches your ever going to taste in your life.
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