Southern pronunciation “puh-min-A”. This is a staple in most Southern homes, especially in the summer. It is absent from How to Cook Everything and I found myself scouring the internet looking for some guidance.
My mother never made it at home, I don’t think she likes it. So I was never exposed to it as a child. My very few encounters with it I didn’t like it, but then I might not have even given it a fair chance.
Not too long ago I was given a pimento cheese sandwhich and I ate it. It wasn’t as horrible as I had thought it would be. And so it struck me the other day to set out to make my very own batch of homemade pimento cheese.
I didn’t vary too much from the Southern Living post. Instead of using fresh onion I used onion powder. This was something that a few of the other recipes did. I also used a mixture of white and yellow cheddar. The batch turned out pretty good. Its not totally perfected (at least to my tastebuds) yet. But I still want to read a few recipes in cookbooks I own as well as consult a few family members.
Do you make pimento cheese? How do you do it?