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Hominy Grill's Pimiento Cheese

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lydia Degaris Pursell
Yield Makes about 4 cups
Hominy Grill's Pimiento Cheese adds a splash of bourbon to its cheese mixture of sharp Cheddar and Parmesan. Ancho chile powder and ground cumin give this pimiento cheese its zip.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup jarred sliced pimiento, rinsed and finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon ancho chile powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 6 cups freshly grated sharp Cheddar cheese (1 1/2 lb.)
  • 3/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Garnish: fresh cilantro

How to Make It

  1. Stir together mayonnaise, pimiento, bourbon, ancho chile powder, cumin, and freshly ground pepper. Stir in Cheddar cheese and Parmesan cheese until well blended. Garnish, if desired.

Hominy Grill, Charleston, South Carolina