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Old 01-07-2016, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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I grew up in SE Va and we always had pimento cheese in the house. I don't think anyone made it from scratch, though. Thanks for the recipes - I'm going to make my own.
store bought pimento cheese is usually very horrible because it uses processed "cheese product" and not real cheddar cheese.
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Old 01-08-2016, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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I use 4 oz pimentos but it has some juice. Does jar of red peppers?
Yes, they do. If I don't hear back from George I guess that's what I'll try.
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Old 01-08-2016, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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store bought pimento cheese is usually very horrible because it uses processed "cheese product" and not real cheddar cheese.
Although I absolutely love making and eating "real" pimento cheese, I will fully admit I love the jar crap. It's my guilty pleasure on Ritz crackers. Plus I save the jars and use them as juice glasses.
Gee..now when I read this it is pretty embarrassing really. Please don't rat me out to my friends!
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Old 01-08-2016, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Yes, they do. If I don't hear back from George I guess that's what I'll try.
But how can pimento cheese be made with peppers? We would have to call it pepper cheese...no?
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Old 01-08-2016, 01:16 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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LOOK at the first posting. Says pimentos or peppers.
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Old 01-08-2016, 01:27 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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interesting tangent I just went on (down the rabbit hole known as google). I've always known pimentos are peppers but it's not that simple.

Pimentos are peppers but not all peppers are pimentos | AL.com
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Old 01-08-2016, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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OK I PM'd George who indicated he was using pimentos/peppers interchangeably. He recommends a 12 oz jar of the roasted peppers from TJ's. I'm using Vlasic.
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Old 01-09-2016, 03:18 PM
 
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I make it based on a 100 year or more old recipe from my South Carolina great grandmother. Actually, I don't have a recipe, but this is how I make it.


block of sharp or extra sharp cheddar.......I use Kraft...the rectangle block shredded fine.


small jar of whole pimentos.......use the tines of a fork to "chop" them; no need to drain, but don't add juice.......use the fork to scrape up and add to the bowl leaving most of the juice behind. You can use chopped pimentos, but if I do I chop them smaller.


mayo........Dukes or Hellmans; start with half a cup and add to the consistency you want keeping in mind it will firm up when refrigerated.


salt to taste.....I sprinkle across the whole bowl


pepper to taste....I sprinkle across the whole bowl with a heavy hand so it has a slight kick.


sugar........about a tablespoon(as in the soup spoon from your flatware heaping); add more if desired. I add enough so that it is just over the edge of barely sweet, keeping in mind it will get sweeter as it refrigerates.
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Old 01-10-2016, 09:32 AM
 
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I like Duke's or JFG mayo for Pimiento Cheese
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Old 03-01-2016, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Eureka CA
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Default I finally MADE this!

And it was fantastic! Thank you, George Chong!
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