Monday, April 13, 2015

Pimento Cheese-Like The Masters

It's no secret Mr. DD loves golf.  And when The Masters tournament rolls around every April, he's glued to the tv for days.  My theory is "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em" so I decided it would be fun to prepare a Masters-themed menu for dinner.  He actually went to Augusta, Georgia for the tournament a couple of years ago and raved about the food.  He said everything was really good, and the prices haven't changed much over the years.  You can still get a sandwich for a couple of dollars versus the insane concession prices at other events.  Being the South, it just wouldn't be proper to have an event like The Masters and not have Pimento Cheese Sandwiches.  I grew up on this stuff.  Sometimes it was on white bread and sometimes it was in a bowl and you just put it on your plate like a blob of cheesy goodness.  Mr. DD said this version was very close to what he enjoyed when he attended The Masters, the only difference is I added some chopped, pickled jalapenos at his request.  They gave it a nice kick, and just a slight twist on the original.  The best part about this recipe is you don't have to be a golfer to enjoy it, so grab a loaf of good 'ol white bread and make yourself a sandwich.

The quintessential sandwich of golfers everywhere.
I used Duke's Mayonnaise.
It's the "Mayonnaise of the South."
You have to have your sandwich with a
an "Arnold Palmer." 
(That's an iced tea and lemonade blend.)
You don't have to play golf to enjoy this!
My clubs are in the garage under 500 years of dust.
And that didn't stop me from eating a sandwich or two.

Pimento Cheese

adapted from The Tee Sheet

6 ounces yellow American cheese, shredded
6 ounces Swiss cheese, shredded
1 (2 ounce) jar chopped pimentos, undrained
2 heaping tablespoons mayonnaise (I used Duke's)
few drops hot sauce
1 tablespoon heavy cream
1/4 cup chopped pickled jalapenos
salt and pepper to taste

Combine everything in a bowl.  Stir well.  You can serve immediately or cover and refrigerate.  Enjoy as a sandwich on bread or as a salad or condiment.

Prep Time:  Approximately 15 minutes     Cook Time: 0

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