I remember eating pimiento cheese sandwiches in the cafeteria during elementary school. The sandwiches I remember were neon orange and always served with tomato soup. They were nasty. Always, always, someone threw up on pimiento cheese and tomato soup day (I am not kidding--I remember!).
These sandwiches taste nothing like that. They shouldn't even share a name with the sad, excuse for a sandwich we were served. These are great, especially when prepared like a grilled cheese sandwich when everything gets all melty and gooey. The original recipe recommends putting bacon and fresh tomato slices on the sandwich as well. I didn't do that, but I can imagine it would be divine.
I don't know what my family members think of these. I haven't shared. These have been my own personal lunch this week, except for one bite I had to share with J whose begging I couldn't resist. His response was Mmmm. I didn't offer him a second bite. I wanted to keep my sandwich.
Pimiento Cheese Sandwiches
from Bon Appetit
2 c coarsely grated sharp Cheddar cheese (a combination of white and yellow cheddar is recommended, I didn't have both so I just used yellow).
1/2 c drained pimientos, finely chopped
1/4 c mayonnaise
whole wheat bread
Mix cheese, pimientos, and mayonnaise in a bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Butter one side of two pieces of whole wheat bread. Put bread butter side down on a frying pan or griddle. Top with a liberal layer of pimiento cheese. Put other piece of bread, butter side up, on top. Grill until bread is browned and cheese is melted, flipping once.