Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Kentucky-Style Pimiento Cheese

When you saw this post, I’m sure you said yourself, “Is this woman demented?! She has already given us recipes for pimiento cheese!“ And so, I have. And I may or may not be demented, that’s still up for debate, but I do like pimiento cheese, and my goal is to try every recipe I can find.

Generally I’m a purist when it comes to pimiento cheese. Just the basics are all I want. But recently I stumbled upon a recipe with a lot of ingredients that called itself Southern Pimiento Cheese. I don’t consider a pimiento cheese recipe with a lot of ingredients to be truly Southern, but because I hadn’t tried this one, and because my goal is to try them all, I thought I would make it truly Southern by adding some bourbon to the mix. Boy, is this stuff good! Because I used Kentucky bourbon, my version gives a nod to that fine state. If you’re a pimiento cheese fan the way that I am, you need to give this one a try.
Kentucky-Style Pimiento Cheese

2 cups freshly grated sharp cheddar
4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup chopped
Melissa’s Fire Roasted Red Bell Peppers
1/3 cup Duke’s mayonnaise
1 ounce Kentucky bourbon
1/4 t. garlic powder
1/4 t. onion powder
1/4 t. smoked paprika
1/4 t.
Old Bay Seasoning
1/4 t. freshly ground black pepper
1/4 t. cayenne, more or less, to taste

Combine all ingredients in a medium mixing bowl until combined. Store in refrigerator.

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2 comments: said...

I say bring on the bourbon! Can't wait to try this Pattie!

Miz Helen said...

I love pimento cheese and this recipe looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday, your post is awesome. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us soon!
Miz Helen