Pimento Grilled Cheese Sandwiches
This recipe marries two of my favorite guilty pleasures: grilled cheese sandwiches and a classic Southern pimento cheese spread. Mayonnaise is the magic ingredient here. It makes the cheesy filling incredibly gooey and a thin smear on the outside gives the bread a crispy, golden crust. Per the name, pimento cheese is traditionally made with jarred pimento peppers, but I like to add a bit of tang and use pickled cherry peppers in their place. The acidity of the pickles cuts through the richness of the cheeses. This recipe makes a quart of pimento cheese, which is more than you’ll need for four sandwiches. Use any leftovers to make more sandwiches or serve with Saltine crackers and cut up vegetables during cocktails.