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paté of the south

A quick and yummy dip for the holidays.

pate of the south

Paté of the South (aka, Pimento Cheese)

  • 6 cups finely shredded cheddar cheese
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 TBSP minced onion
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • minced jalepeno (optional)
  • 7 oz jar of pimentos, coarsely chopped

Mix cheddar, cream cheese, mayo, onion, cayenne, and jalepeno (if using) on medium speed using a paddle beater until well blended. Add pimento and mix to incorporated, being careful not to overdo it and mash up the pimentos. Cover and refrigerate, preferably overnight.

Allow it to warm up a bit before serving. It’s a thick dip, so serve it with something sturdy. We like it on pita chips. It also makes a terrific sandwhich spread and is yummy on toasted bagels. Can you tell that I love this stuff?


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