They don't look like much, but man are they tasty. In my opinion the crispy prosciutto is 100% skip-able, there is already so much salt from the cheese it's just not necessary - so I'm going to remove it from the recipe below.
what you need to know
1. pimento cheese is freakin delicious! I will definitely be making it again, but most likely just as a cheese spread for crackers.
2. this biscuit recipe is really great. It's super easy and make a light, fluffy, Red Lobster-esque biscuit.
3. If you can't find pimento peppers, substitute roasted red bell peppers.
4. I made a half recipe of the pimento cheese and found it to be more than enough.
Pimento Cheese Biscuits
10 small drop biscuits
About 1 cup pimento cheese
Spread each biscuit with a heaping tablespoon of pimento cheese. enjoy!
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 Tbsp baking powder
2 tsp granulated sugar
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
A heaping 1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda
8 Tbsp butter, chilled and cut into small pieces
1 1/4 cups buttermilk (I made mine with lemon juice, check out this website to learn how)
Preheat the oven to 450°F
Whisk together the flour, baking powder, sugar, cream of tartar, salt, and baking soda in a large mixing bowl. Cut in the butter with a pastry blender or fork until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the buttermilk and gently toss the liquid and dry ingredients with the fork just until everything is blended and a soft, sticky, loose dough forms.
Form biscuits by loosely shaping dough into blobs with two large spoons and dropping the blobs onto a parchment lined baking sheet, spacing them about an inch apart. Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until browned on top.
1 pound sharp cheddar cheese, grated (ideally you'll find it, but if you can't a very old cheese will work)
1 1/2 Tbsp finely grated white or yellow onion
1 Tbsp worcestershire sauce
6-10 dashes Tabasco sauce (or other hot sauce)
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 4-ounce jar of diced pimentos with juice
1/8 tsp lemon pepper (or 1/4 tsp fresh lemon zest and a few dashes of pepper)
1/4 cup + 2 Tbsp mayonnaise
Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl, mashing with a fork to form a thick, spreadable paste; if it's a bit loose, add more mayonnaise until it holds together.
Season to taste, and serve with crackers.
Makes about 3 cups.