Thursday, June 5, 2008

Tasty Thursday

I haven't posted a recipe in a while so I thought I'd post a good ole southern one today compliments of my Paula Deen cookbook. And, NO, it doesn't include her obligatory "stick of butter". Since, I'm still in healthy mode, I have adjusted her recipe slightly to cut out some of the fat and calories. If you haven't tried a pimento cheese sandwich, start with this recipe. It's a good one. It's actually her cute son's recipe, whom I saw in person in Savannah a few years ago. Anyway, I just made this a few minutes ago to take to mini#1's school picnic today from 1:30-3:30. Did I mention it's going to be 97 degrees today? Really looking forward to it (not), but at least I'll have a yummy sandwich.

Bobby's Pimento Cheese

4-oz 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
1 cup grated sharp Cheddar cheese
1 cup grated Monterey Jack cheese
1/2 mayonnaise (I used Hellman's Light)
1/2 tsp House seasoning (equal parts salt, pepper, garlic powder to make 1/2 tsp)
2 to 3 tablespoons mashed pimentos (approx all of 4 oz jar)
1 teaspoon grated onion (don't skip this part. I used my zester to grate.)
cracked black pepper to taste

With an electric mixer, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add remaining ingredients
and beat until well blended. Yield: 2 1/2 to 3 cups.

I'm a whole grain bread girl these days, but you can't beat pimento cheese on white bread.
Enjoy! And pray I don't melt my southern self in the heat today!


Tiffany said...
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Mom x 2 said...

I have never a had pimento cheese sandwich. Of course, I've never lived in the south (although I lived in Cincinnati for 5 years and it seemed kinda South Lite). A gourmet market by my house sells pimento cheese spread. Could I use that for sandwiches? I will try this because who can go wrong with cheese and mayo? And who can go wrong with Paula Deen?

How many sandwiches can you get from this recipe? And does it keep a few days in the fridge?

Belle in Bloom said...

That sounds so good! Good luck with the picnic and the heat. It's 95 here today AND we've had flooding. Nice and steamy...

Pink in a sea of blue said...

Mom- Yes, it's keeps in fridge for a few days in the fridge. I can't remember, but I think this makes about 5-6 sandwiches. In the south, you see these sandwiches quartered, no crusts and served at receptions, tea rooms, weddings. That spread you saw in the gourmet market would be fine on sandwiches, but Paula's son's recipe is yummy! I think it's the onion.

The Mrs. said...

I looove pimento cheese! So glad you posted this! I like it on pumpernickle bread the best!

magnoliabelle said...

Just finishing up my batch of this same recipe...loving it!!!

Boo and Hooties Mom said...

This sounds great...can't wait to try it!

Southern Fried Mom said...

Girlfriend! I just made a huge batch of pimiento cheese to take with us to the beach. We had it on whole wheat Ritz Sociables crackers. Everything tastes better at the beach!

Mom x 2 said...

So I just made this recipe except one major glitch! I forgot the monterey jack cheese! So I used 2 cups of the sharp cheddar. It's still good, though! Thanks!