It must be spring: the weather is warming up, the azaleas are in bloom and it's time for the Masters golf tournament.
While only die hard fans are able to sample them, even TV viewers are familiar with the delicious spread of food on sale at the Augusta National Golf Course. There are the famous egg salad sandwiches, peach ice cream and BBQ potato chips, but the most famous dish by far is the pimento cheese on white bread.
Still sold for an incredibly low $1.50, this sandwich has been a hit since it debuted at the tournament in 1934. But there's no reason to miss out, you can easily make your own at home and enjoy it while you watch the pros on TV.
Now, the official recipe served at the Masters is a closely guarded secret, but the book Par 3 Tea-Time at the Masters offers a recipe that's pretty close to the real thing.
To add a little authenticity to your sandwiches, serve them in a green wrapper. That's the only kind used at Augusta, so it blends in with the lawn if they blow away.
- 3 cups shredded white cheddar cheese
- 2 cups shreddedyellow sharp cheddar cheese
- 4 oz crumbled blue cheese
- 1 cup parmesan cheese
- 1 (4-oz) jar of slices pimentos, drained
- 1 cup light mayo
- 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
- White bread
- Mix the cheese, peppers, mayo and mustard together in a food processor until it’s smooth.
- Put the mix in a bowl and chill it.
- Spread the cheese on bread. You should have enough for 4 sandwiches.