Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Recipe - Pimento Cheese Puffs

I am a pimento cheese fanatic.

Furthermore, if you don't like pimento cheese, I don't quite understand why.

MAN it's good.  I could eat a pimento cheese sandwich every single day for lunch.

And every year for Master's weekend, I have to make a big batch of pimento cheese.

But eventually?  You have to get a little creative with it.  So I made these this year - so easy and they really were great!

Pimento Cheese Puffs




Pimento Cheese Puffs



Ingredients

1 lb. block sharp pimento cheese, grated (not bagged shredded cheese...has to be fresh-grated!)
1/4 cup light mayo
1 4oz. jar diced pimento, drained
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp paprika
1 tube crescent rolls

Directions

In a large bowl, mix together the cheese, mayo, pimento, and spices.  Let this chill for at least 2-3 hours.

Take two triangles of the crescent rolls and press together into a rectangle.  Cut this rectangle hamburger-style into two smaller rectangles (teacher friends will get this reference).

In each smaller rectangle, place about a tablespoon of pimento cheese.  Press together tightly into a ball (very important that there are no openings)...then, roll into a ball with both hands.


Place on a greased cookie sheet (excuse my gross one).    If there are any openings in the ball, put them at the top...that way, you won't have a nasty oozy mess all over your cookie sheet.

Bake for 12-14 minutes at 400 degrees, or until dough turns golden brown.  Let cool for 5-10 minutes before serving.