Since moving to Florida in 1978, I have embraced all things southern. Born and raised in Southern California, my Mom was from North Carolina. I would say I am a southerner. 😉 I am a frequent diner at Chicken Salad Chick. One thing I enjoy is their pimento cheese. It’s made a little differently than what you think pimento cheese you have seen before. This one is made with grated cheese that you grate yourself. No package grated cheese. Even the restaurant grates theirs.
1 8 ounce package of sharp cheddar cheese (I used Cabot’s)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon of apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon of Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 teaspoon of pepper, or more to taste
1/2 teaspoon of salt, or more to taste
1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder
1 4 ounce jar of diced pimentos, drained and blotted with paper towels
2 Tablespoons of finely minced onions (can be grated) or more if desired
Grate cheese using the largest holes of a box grater or food processor. Set aside and refrigerate. In a small size mixing bowl make the dressing for the pimento cheese. Combine mayonnaise, apple cider vinegar, Worcestershire Sauce, pepper, salt and garlic powder. Whisk ingredients together to combine. Add drained dice pimentos and onions, stirring to incorporate. Now it’s time to add the cold grated cheese to this mixture. This is delicious as a sandwich, a burger on crackers or just by itself. Enjoy!
***Chicken Salad Chick sells a spicy version of pimento cheese and it would be the same recipe adding chili powder/and or red pepper flakes. You determine the heat.