Heartbreak ensued yesterday at the annual Masters Tournament in Augusta, Georgia when a power outage at the golf club's production center temporarily interrupted the availability of pimento cheese sandwiches to hungry fans.
Augusta.com reports that severe thunderstorms were the cause of the power loss and that at least one patron was pretty cheesed off at the lack of sandwiches.
Mr. Reed reportedly tracked down the sandwiches at the single concession stand that was selling them, and power was restored throughout the club on Tuesday.
The peppery cheese spread is a tradition (and a bargain to boot) at the annual golf competition.
Since many Southerners vehemently disagree as to its platonic makeup - levels of spice, cheese blend, consistency and additions such as onion and pickles are all hotly debated - Eatocracy presents several variations.
Makes about 3/4 gallon
Combine cheeses, mayonnaise, pickle juice and Tabasco in food processor and pulse until combined. Stir in the rest of the ingredients. Season to taste with salt and black pepper.
From Eatocracy commenter C.K. Leverett
Pimento Cheese Spread
1 lb. Velveeta or similar cheese product, shredded
Our managing editor prefers this recipe from NPR's Wright Bryan, spiked with an extra splash of pickle juice. Share your favorite formulations and pimento cheese musings in the comments below.
Next entry »Box lunch
« Previous entrySerious suds for the soul – one man's Lenten pledge