Grilled Pimento Cheese & Peppered Ham Sandwiches

Well tie me to an anthill and fill my ears with jam!
Perhaps the most “national” exposure pimento cheese receives is its yearly appearance as a popular sandwich choice at the Masters Golf tournament in Augusta, GA

English toast bread is my new favorite sturdy bread for grilled cheese sandwiches.  Thick slices of bread buttered, slathered with a good amount of homemade pimento cheese and thin slices of peppered deli ham makes for a hearty sandwich to go with homemade chicken soup.  Delicious and grab a spoon to finish off the cheese that falls out…

Probably a million recipes for pimento cheese, a staple in the south, exist online and just as many in southern households.  I just make it with what I have in the house when Mikey shows up with a big bulk food store sized hunk block of cheese and today I made it with roasted peppers and perky little peppadew peppers.

                                 Pimento Cheese
~ Thoroughly blend the following ingredients~

2 cups of grated sharp cheddar
3-4 peppadew peppers, finely diced
2/3 cup roasted red peppers, diced (the whole peppers in the jar from Costco or Sam’s Club
4 ounces soft cream cheese
4 tablespoons mayo
¼ cup yellow onion, diced and softened (sauté briefly until soft)
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dry mustard
1 teaspoon Dijon
Pinch of white pepper
Pinch of cayenne
A little hot sauce if you don’t use peppadew peppers

½ inch slices of bread, buttered on all sides, 1st slice, pimento cheese top with ham, 2nd slice cheese and ham, close sandwich and grill in a pan or Panini press.