Southern Pimento Cheese Spread

Okay, it is Spring in Kentucky.  All of the “Southern” recipes emails that have been flooding my inbox should have given me a clue about a social event happening soon. Yeah, I’m not one for crowds of any kind. In fact, a couple of weekends ago I attended  a conference in Tulsa. 4500+ people. Man, I felt like a recovering agoraphobic on her first fieldtrip. I survived and it was a great time. So anyway, this weekend is the Kentucky Derby. I might watch if I remember and if I am not on the mower. I will make some munchies and finger foods though.

There are many recipes for Pimento Cheese Spread. I found this one in a cheeky little book titled, “ Being Dead is no excuse. The Official Southern Ladies Guide to hosting the Perfect Funeral.” It calls pimento cheese “the paste that holds the South together.” Enjoy this classic spread on butter crackers, celery or as a tea sandwich. Keep the crusts on!

 ½ cup Mayo, store bought or better yet, homemade

1 Tbsp Worcestershire Sauce

2 Tsp Powered Mustard

1 Tbsp grated Onion

Sea Salt and fresh ground Black Pepper to taste

Several splashes of Tabasco Sauce

4 oz jar, diced Pimentos, drained

3 cups shredded Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese

Mix first four ingredients in a medium bowl. Salt and pepper to taste. Add hot sauce.  Add pimentos and cheese. Mix thoroughly. If you want a smoother spread process in a 4 quart food processor until it is the consistency you want. Taste and season again if needed. Store in a covered bowl and chill at least 3 hours. Flavors meld better overnight. Enjoy!

About okieranchwife

I am a transplant to Oklahoma and an escapee from an unspecifed Northeast State. I enjoy growing my gardens and cooking what I grow.
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