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Old-fashioned Pimento Cheese

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Old-fashioned Pimento Cheese on apples

Try this on a grilled cheese sandwich with bacon.

Old-fashioned Pimento Cheese

1 pound extra-sharp cheddar cheese, grated
1 (7-ounce) jar pimentos, chopped
2 tablespoons grated onion
Salt, to taste
Cayenne pepper, to taste
Up to 3/4 cup mayonnaise, preferably Duke’s

Mix the grated cheese with the pimentos, onion, salt and cayenne. Stir in about 2/3 cup mayonnaise and sort of mash it all together to reach the desired consistency. You may need to add more mayonnaise to taste. Cover and refrigerate for a couple of hours while the flavors coalesce. Bring to room temperature before serving.

Makes about 3 cups.

From John Griffin

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2 Responses to “Old-fashioned Pimento Cheese”

  1. Debbie says:

    I had never heard of Duke’s mayonnaise but I went to the HEB at Brookhollow today and they had several bottles of Duke’s in their bargain cart for 62 cents each. I took this as a sign that I needed to make this pimento cheese. I recently visited North Carolina and ate delicious biscuits with pimento cheese, bacon, lettuce and tomato.