Monday, April 4, 2011

Mom's Open-faced Pimento Cheese Sandwiches

Today is my Mom's Birthday!!!  So in honor or of special day, I am bring ya'll one of my favorites she made while growing up & a little story about the lengths we went to as kids to get our hands on these yummy little sandwiches.

Mom has a regular bridge club that gets together once a month, a bunch of her dear teacher friends and they still do this to this day.  They have probably been doing this for 20+ yrs now.  So, as kids Dad was put in charge of keeping me and lil sis upstairs so Mom could enjoy a night to herself (ok, Moms out there...anyone actually believe that that really happened ~snickers~).  During the day mom would let us help prep some of the food and this was always the one I enjoyed getting to make the most.  As you can tell by now, anything with cheese in it is my favorite dish.

As the party began we greatly anticipated everything that was downstairs waiting to be consumed. Lil sis and I were good at first, pretending the play along with the let's stay upstairs and play concept but the second our father got to watching a movie or in general just not paying attention to what we were into to, my sis would begin manning her post.  I was older so I took charge (that shouldn't come as a surprise ~snickers~), she would be on look out while I quickly ran downstairs and began grabbing handfuls of these little goodies to bring back upstairs to shovel in our faces.  Seemingly since Dad reaped the benefits of our little covert operation getting caught was never a big deal ~giggles & snorts~

Mom always heated these but you can eat it straight out of the fridge (like you see above) or you could even use this as a dip with some buttery crackers.  And it can keep for up to 2 weeks in the fridge, not that it will EVER last that long.

1 C sharp cheddar, grated
1/2 C mayo
2 T butter (optional - only if heating)
2 T pimentos, diced
couple shakes Worcestershire sauce
3 - 5 shakes garlic powder
salt & pepper to taste (1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper)

Mix all together in a small bowl  and place in fridge to marinate together.  Spread cheese on your favorite rolls or flat bread and bake on 350F for 15-20 mins.


  1. This brings back so many memories of my aunt hosting the other church ladies at her house. To this day, I adore pimento cheese finger sandwiches!

  2. Love pimento cheese - Mama always made them for picnics and all summer long. This open-faced one is a keeper. Love your blog! Following and will visit again soon. Sincerely, Cindy Eckhart

  3. Classic and so so GOOD. Thanks so much for linking up this yummy recipe today!


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