Pimento Cheese Spread on Crostini Recipe

Pimento Cheese Spread on Crostini Recipe
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A Texas barbecue wouldn’t be complete without this appetizer, served warm from the oven.

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Ingredients

  • 10 ounces (about 4 cups) extra-sharp Cheddar, coarsely grated
  • Splash of Tabasco
  • ¾ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 small bottle roasted red peppers (also known as pimento peppers), rinsed, patted dry, and chopped
  • 1 baguette, sliced and toasted

Directions

Mix together first 4 ingredients. Spread thickly on bread slices. Broil 5-6 inches from heat until cheese is bubbling and browned, about 2 minutes. Serve.

Pimento Shopping Tip

How hot is that chile pepper? Fresh peppers get hotter as they age; they will achieve a more reddish hue and sometimes develop streaks in the skin.

Pimento Cooking Tip

There are 60 varieties of chile peppers, many of which are used in Mexican cooking. Handle them with care. When handling the spicier kinds, gloves are recommended. Always wash your hands with soap and warm water before touching your eyes.