Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Southern Pate` - AKA Pimento Cheese Spread

Pimento Cheese spread is a southern comfort food.  It is as basic as peanut butter.  Pimento cheese shows up at tailgate parties, picnics, bridge clubs, church events, wedding feasts and funeral gatherings.  There are hundreds of variations for this spread.  Maybe y'all may be lucky enough to have a recipe handed down from past generations. 

It is great to serve on crackers or celery, on a hamburger, chili dog or in a grilled cheese sandwich. The traditional pimento cheese sandwich is served between two sliced of white bread (crusts removed, pinky up).

  • 2 cups grated extra-sharp cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped pimento
  • 1 Tbsp. grated onion
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped dill pickle
  • 1 tsp. yellow mustard
  • Pinch of cayenne pepper
The sandwich is an essential part of the Master's Golf Tournament in Augusta, GA.  Wrapped in waxed paper, these sandwiches sell for $1.25 at the food tents at the Augusta National Golf Club.  I wonder if Tiger will "swing" by and grab one!

I decided to make a grilled cheese with tomato and bacon ..........yummmmm.


  1. This recipe looks good! I've never had it before, I'll try to remember about my pinkies:@)

  2. I can DRINK pimento cheese spread . . . and now I am off to my frig to do so!

  3. Very good website! recipes look great and going to try a few. very happy for your success would you like to post about my homemade potato pancakes?


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  4. Oh yeah Pimento Cheese Spread, a must have southern comfort food! Never ever did I eat nor see this stuff until I moved to Florida. Hubby loves it. That sammy looks awesome. I have to make those this weekend, yum!

  5. Patti - that is the best idea!! I never thought to make it like a grilled cheese AND with bacon. Seriously good food right there!!


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