Connie Beach in Davidson wants the recipe for Bettys Pimento Cheese from Harpers.
My entire family thinks its the best pimento cheese we have ever tasted. It has just the right amount of thickness, and some special flavor we have never been able to identify. We even took a professional chef with us one night to see if she could figure it out, but she could not. We live about 30 minutes from the restaurant, so we are not able to indulge very often, and it would be wonderful to surprise my family with the recipe!
It is the season for surprises, not to mention holiday gatherings. This pimento cheese, named for Betty Sasser, the mother of Harpers founder Tom Sasser, is versatile enough to bring to party after party and serve it a different way every time.
You could go old school and serve it chilled with crackers, potato chips or crudités. You could serve it warm, perhaps with some pita chips. For a heavy hors doeuvre, you could serve burger sliders dolloped with warm pimento cheese.
If you have pimento cheese left after the party, you could enjoy it the way Sasser did as a kid in a sandwich served with a bowl of tomato soup. It doesnt get much better than that. Unless, of course, you slather it between two slices of white bread and make a grilled pimento cheese.
Robin Domeier is owner of Nibbles Personal Chef.
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