I fell in love with this Southern staple earlier this month when my girlfriends and I spent a long weekend in Charleston, SC celebrating my bachelorette party. Pretty much all I want to eat now is chicken & biscuits and pimento cheese. I don’t know why these things haven’t traveled up North yet.
For those like me who weren’t previously acquainted with pimento cheese, it’s basically shredded sharp cheddar cheese, mayonnaise and pimentos (those red peppers that you usually see stuffed into green olives) with other ingredients mixed in according to taste. Sometimes people (like me) use cream cheese in addition to mayo, which I prefer for texture. While it may not sound complicated or exciting, it’s delicious with a kick and there are a thousand things you can do with it. It’s most often used as a spread on veggies or crackers, but you can also melt it on chicken, use it for a grilled cheese sandwich, broil it on bread, bake it up as a hot dip…the possibilities are endless!