Ok, so as much as pimento cheese is a Southern staple, it has never, ever been my favorite.
Don’t get me wrong, I like the taste, but it’s just not something I would actually choose to go on a sandwich.
Now, things have changed. That’s because a fried green tomato edged its way into my sandwich world and apparently changed that shit up. I know, it’s not the first time, but this one is special.
Let me explain.
I’ve never loved pimento cheese because I feel as if it’s lacking something. Just like I think egg salad is lacking something. Maybe it’s just not substantial enough in my mind? I have no idea. It kinda makes no sense because I’m a die hard fan of sharp cheese. The sharper, the better – I’m all about Cabot Farmhouse Reserve these days. So, I had this craving for a fried green tomato a while back and I somehow ended up putting these two together.
It ROCKS, and it is so very substantial.
Oh, and I put jalapeños in my pimento cheese. Big shocker, right?
You can leave those out if you’re not into the pepper thing, but it just rounds the whole thing out for me.
I know, I know, I should be posting Thanksgiving recipes. I’ve got a few things ready to go in the next couple of days to share with y’all for holiday cooking, but this one has been on my mind.
Here’s your printable-