Pimento Cheese, is it a dip or a spread?
Do we care? NO! because we only want to eat Pimento Cheese not ponder it's very existence.
I love a good Pimento Cheese. That junk you buy in the store is a very pale imitation of the original which can be found in abundance all over the internet. This one of Paula's is classic and damn fine if you're looking for a jumping off point in the world of Pimento Cheese, you can't go wrong with Paula's easy delsih recipe. Except I like mine with a wee bit of spice and crunch so I added hot wing sauce and some pecans. Whoooo yum, it was like Pimento Cheese the 3d version, an Ain't Yo Mama's Pimento Cheese if you will. I think you'll agree that the basic premise of creamy cheesy is only enhanced with the addition of spicy and crunchy. Seriously.
Ain't Yo Mama's Pimento Cheese
4 ounces of cream cheese, room temperature
2 TBSP mayonnaise
1 TBSP plain yogurt
2 TBSP Franks Hot Wing Sauce--more if you like it hotter--this amount made it tasty not fiery
1/4 finely chopped pimentos or roasted red peppers
1 1/2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 blue cheese crumbles
3 TBSP chopped pecans
beat the cream cheese, mayonnaise, yogurt and hot sauce with a mixer until well blended
add the rest of the ingredients and mix well
serve with crackers or bread
can be used as a sandwich filling
Peace and Love--