Inspiration: Ever since we visited my brother and sister-in-law in North Carolina last October and had a relatively Southern-esque burger topped with a fried egg and fried green tomatoes, Brandon has been really into eating burgers with fried eggs. Since green tomatoes aren’t in season right now, I thought I’d throw in a different Southern ingredient instead – pimiento cheese!
What we Loved: This is our first experience with pimiento cheese, and we both really enjoyed it. The peppers have a slightly sweet and spicy flavor, and the cheese itself is sharp and creamy. When melted, it transforms from a thicker consistency of a dip to ooey, gooey deliciousness. That melty texture was definitely my favorite thing about this cheese. And when added to a burger and topped with a fried egg (with a slightly undercooked, creamy yolk) and a thick slice of browned sweet onion, well, how can that not be good? What a fantastic and rich combination of flavors.
Helpful Hints: I’m sure that pimiento cheese would be great in any number of recipes. We enjoyed the leftovers sandwiched in an omelet. Delicious!
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I cut the recipe in half. Here’s the recipe as I made it.
1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
1/8 cup mayonnaise
1 oz cream cheese
Kosher salt and cayenne pepper to taste
1 oz pimientos, sliced
1. Place the cheddar, mayonnaise, cream cheese, and a sprinkle of salt and cayenne in a food processor. Puree until smooth.
2. Add the pimientos, and pulse a few times to finely chop and incorporate.
Pimiento Cheeseburger with Fried Egg and Onion
Source: Original Recipe to serve 2