Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Pimento Cheese



I found this recipe on Facebook that was posted from the ladies of Sweet and Savory Sisters. My intention is to save to Pinterest for future reference but I thought you all might enjoy this too.

Growing up we often had store bought pimento cheese. It is something I actually enjoy on hamburgers. My parents simply liked it spread over bread like a sandwich.

This could be very interesting to make and have.
~Naila Moon
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Mom’s Minner Cheese (Pimento Cheese)

What you will need-
4 cups sharp cheddar cheese at room temperature, finely grated
3 cups Monterey jack cheese at room temperature, finely grated
4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
¼ cup onion, grated
2 4 ounce jars pimento, with juice
1 cup mayonnaise (add more if you like it real mayonnaisy)
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
½ teaspoon white pepper
For something a little different, add one of these-
½ cup jalapeno slices, chopped
1 4.25 oz can chopped olives
3 teaspoons capers
¾ cup toasted pecans

Let’s make some of Mama’s Minner Cheese-
We need to tell you the 411 on store-bought shredded cheese. Pre shredded cheese has a preservative added to keep it from clumping. Therefore, when you add the mayo to the cheese, it just doesn’t combine and form the right texture. Now, we do use it from time to time and it works great on a lot of different things. However, it does not work well when making pimento cheese. Also, let your cheese come to room temp before you grate it. We know we put it up there in the list of things you will need but we want to re-emphasize the importance of this step. Now that we have given you the 411 on the 911 let’s get to making the minner cheese. This is an easy one, folks. Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl and serve it anyway you would like. Store your minner cheese in the fridge.

2 comments:

  1. Oh this looks so much better than that Cheese Whiz stuff (although I confess to having had that stuff too). Great tip about the store bought shredded cheese --- I don't think I will buying that anymore, but will just shred my own.

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  2. Great recipe. .my husband loves homemade pimento cheese.

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