I’m not from the South. In fact, I’ve never even visited the South. But while there may be thousands of miles between me and some of the world’s best barbecue, one thing the distance hasn’t stopped me from enjoying is the good old-fashioned, southern staple — pimento cheese. Anyone who’s ever had a grilled pimento cheese sandwich knows exactly what I’m talking about.
It shouldn’t be too difficult to sell a recipe for pimento cheese topped potato skins. Afterall, we’re talking about two of our country’s comfort classics married together in one over-the-top finger food. Imagine crispy potatoes crowned with gooey pimento cheese, studded with smoky bacon bits and finished with a scattering of fresh chopped chives. Pretty hard to go wrong there.
It goes without saying that these make the perfect football party hors d’oeuvre. They’re good before a hot bowl of chili and far easier than frying up a batch of wings. But beware — they’re sure to outshine your crudité platter.