Pimento Cheese - A Southern Classic (Copycat Kosher)


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Photo credit Atlanta Journal Constitution

Watershed is a landmark southern restaurant in Atlanta – originally made famous by Chef Scott Peacock. We are sharing a popular southern recipe from this restaurant, Pimento Cheese. The recipe was recently published in the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Watershed is not a kosher restaurant – but you can enjoy making this classic at home!


1 small roasted red pepper, skin and seeds removed
6 Tablespoons mayonnaise
1 teaspoon white vinegar
½ teaspoon salt
Pinch cayenne pepper
½ lb. sharp cheddar, finely shredded
1/3 cup pecans, finely chopped and toasted


In the bowl of a food processor, combine red pepper, mayonnaise vinegar, salt and cayenne. Pulse until mixture is smooth. Transfer to a mixing bowl and add cheese. Mix and then cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes. How to toast pecans: Place in a dry skillet until they become fragrant and start to turn light brown. (About a minute). Stir constantly and remove immediately when ready. Set aside.  Divide mixture into 2 balls and roll in toasted pecans…serve with crackers or toasted bread. Makes about 2 cups


Recipe: Kosher, Appetizer, Snack, Passover friend
Serve with orange marmalade or fruit preserves


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