My mama and I have been in Charleston this weekend, celebrating my graduation from nursing school. And, while I've been thoroughly enjoying the fabulous low country cookin' down here, it's the pimento cheese that had my mouth watering all the way from Virginia! There are a handful of things that all Southern cooks are expected to know to make, and have the ingredients on hand to whip up in a jiffy, and pimento cheese spread is one of them. In fact, the just other day I had nothing on hand for lunch, so I put together a bowl of this creamy, cheesy goodness in under five minute (and that was with a three-year old helping!) and had lunch in no time!
8 ounces cream cheese
3/4 cup mayonnaise
8 ounces shredded sharp cheddar cheese
8 ounces shredded colby-jack cheese
6 ounces chopped pimentos, drained
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup minced onion
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon hot sauce
1 tablespoon sriracha
Mix all together in a stand mixer on low speed until well combined. Adjust seasonings to taste.
Serve over toast, Ritz crackers, as a dig for sweet peppers or celery, or even over a patty melt!