HONEY BAKED HAM & PIMENTO CHEESE BISCUIT SANDWICHES
It doesn't get more deliciously Southern than Honey Baked Ham and pimento cheese on a freshly baked biscuit. The sweet pickled red onions are the perfect counterpoint to the salty ham and the rich pimento cheese. The sliced green onions lend a freshness that brings it all together.
Block of Extra Sharp Cheddar (hand-grated)
Softened Cream Cheese
Jarred Diced Pimentos
Salt & Pepper
Red Onions (sliced)
Red Wine Vinegar
Honey Baked Ham
Scallions (thinly sliced)
Let's begin by pickling our onions. For the best flavor, these will need to sit in the brine for at least 8 hours. Keeping that in mind, it's best to do these the night before you will need them. Begin by mixing together the sugar, red wine vinegar, and water in a large container. Next, cut the ends off of the onions and halve them. Remove the papery outer layer of the onion and lay cut side down. With a chef's knife, slice onion into quarter inch slices, using the natural lines of the onion as a guide. Submerge sliced onions in pickling liquid, cover, and store in your refrigerator. These will keep for at least a week refrigerated.
Movng on to the pimento cheese. Start by evenly spreading the hand-grated cheddar cheese on the bottom of a large mixing bowl. Next, top the cheddar cheese with the softened cream cheese, mayonnaise, chili flakes, pimentos, as much hot sauce as you're comfortable with (4-5 dashes should be perfect), and salt and pepper to taste. Cover the bowl and put in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors come together.
While your pimento cheese hangs out in the fridge, bake your biscuits. Once they come out of the oven and have had time to cool, it will be time to make your sandwiches.
Gently split your biscuits horizontally with a knife or your hands. Lay 2-3 ounces of Honey Baked Ham on top of the bottom half of each biscuit. Top the ham with 1-3 TBL of pimento cheese. Top the pimento cheese with a pinch of pickled onions. Sprinkle everything with with the thinly sliced scallions. Place the top of the biscuit on the sandwich.
Voila!!! Enjoy with great enthusiasm!!!