These were both so very good, I honestly don’t know which one I liked better. Miss Sara says that pimento cheese is a “Southern classic” and that Southerners are “passionate” about it. You should believe her because I’m beginning to understand that these people are rarely wrong about food.
I remember having deviled ham around when I was growing up, in this highly child-unfriendly can:
(I mean seriously, what kid is not going to be scared to death of this? Especially a scrawny one like me who distrusted most food on principle. Between this and the theme song to Perry Mason I was a nervous wreck. Don’t even ask me about Clancy. I still can’t talk about it.)
Because I’m an outside-the-box thinker I served these as kind of a main course, or if I may show off my 1.5 semesters of art history graduate school, one part of a triptych of light summer dinner foods. Obviously, people (and Princes of Darkness) like ham spread on a sandwich and they both make wonderful appetizers. You also might enjoy just eating them by the tiny spoonfuls when no one is looking.