Southern Pimento Cheese,Bacon & Tomato Crustini’s
My Hands Down Absolute Favorite Treat! DELICIOUS!
1 8 ounce block sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded (cracker barrel brand recommended)
1 8 ounce block yellow sharp cheddar cheese, shredded (cracker barrel brand recommended)
7 ounces chopped pimentos, drained well
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
3/4 cup mayonnaise (Hellman’s is preferred)
2 French Baguettes, good variety for exceptional taste and texture ( I like Panera Breads or Atlanta Bread Company’s baguettes)
remember: bread is key here…… good bread stands apart from all others and the taste is unmistakeable!!!!
1 package bacon, cooked and crumbled
2 roma tomatoes, chopped (for garnish)
Heat oven to 400 Degrees
Mix both cheeses, mayo, black pepper, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, and pimentos in a mixer to thoroughly incorporate.
Then put into container, sealed tightly and put into fridge for 2 hours at least, so all of the flavors can combine.
Once cheese has had a chance to sit in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours, Cut baguettes thinly and on a biased (angled).
Toast baguette slices on EACH side for 3 or 4 minutes, or until desired crunchiness.
Top each slice with Pimento Cheese mixture and sprinkle with bacon crumbles.
Put back into oven for 3 or 4 more minutes, and then top with diced tomatoes.
Serve and Enjoy!!!
This is also great as a grilled cheese or on top of a burger as well! DELICIOUS!