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New Age Pimento Cheese With Chives

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“This pimento cheese recipe has been my favorite for years for making finger sandwiches. The secret ingredient is hot water, which softens the cheese (but doesn't melt it totally) and allows the chef to use less mayonnaise (and fat!. The addition of chopped fresh chives adds flavor and color. If I want more "kick" I add more grated onion and tabasco, and rev up the cheese to Extra Sharp Cheddar. This recipe is adapted from the Gourmet Gallery Cookbook (St. Petersburg Museum of Fine Arts, Florida) published in 1975.”
READY IN:
15mins
SERVES:
32
YIELD:
4 cups
UNITS:
US

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Directions

  1. In large mixing bowl, mix together cheese, pimentos, onion, and chives. Pour over it the hot water (I heat it in the microwave, not quite to a boil) and mix well. Mix in tabasco sauce; add mayonnaise enough to reach desired speading consistency.

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