Pimento cheese is a southern staple; a delicacy that has to be done just right if it is going to be done at all. Like most southern food the flavor doesn’t come from a complicated process, but from time-honored combinations of the perfect ingredients.
The most important part of the process is leaving the mixture alone in the refrigerator before eating it. As tempted as you might be to devour it immediately, this stuff gets better after a day or two in the fridge.
- 2 oz. pimentos, drained and minced
- 8 ounces extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ¼ cup sweet onion, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- Mix pimentos and cheese together in a mixing bowl.
- Add sugar and mayo and mix again.
- Add onion and Worcestershire sauce and blend with a mixer at high speed, making sure to scrape the sides of the bowl to ensure a thorough mix.
- Cover and chill in the refrigerator for no less than two hours, then serve your delicious homemade pimento cheese on a sandwich or atop crackers.