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Homemade Southern Pecan Pimento Cheese.


The first taste of homemade pimento cheese tells you it is nothing like store bought. Southerner's really love pimento cheese and families often pass down their recipes. Many folks in other areas such as the Carolinas, use cream cheese which gives it a smooth texture and sweet taste but I was taught to make it the Tennessee way, using cottage cheese and mayo. It has a chunkier consistency and tops a burger as easy as it does a saltine.
And oh! How great it is just sitting down with a box of saltines. I top mine with diced green tomatoes and sweet yellow onion that has marinated in apple cider vinegar with a generous splash of balsamic.


Top some sliced toasted french bread with it and serve with a regional southern wine for a great get together with friends.




Here is my recipe:
16 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1cup  large curd cottage cheese
½ cup mayonnaise, or to taste
1- 1 ½ teaspoons  hot sauce
1 (7oz) jar diced pimentos, undrained
1 cup chopped pecans
1/4 tsp onion powder

    
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Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl and chill for several hours before serving.



Served melted on sourdough bread with green tomatoes is a southern delight. ..' till next time!

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