Pimento Cheese Potato Gratin

Pimento Cheese Potato Gratin
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Of their recipe, Matt and Ted Lee write "Pimento cheese, sometimes called the South's "house pate," is a simple cheese spread made with extra-sharp cheddar, mayonnaise, and diced roasted red peppers. It's a very mildly peppery blend straight from the midcentury, and it's delicious on celery sticks, sandwiches, and hamburgers ... This recipe hit like a thunderclap—why not juice up a gratin with the peppery double hit of sweet roasted peppers and hot crushed red chile? We went into the test kitchen and developed this casserole that has dethroned our macaroni and cheese for the title of favorite cheesy dish in the house!" This recipe is excerpted from The Lee Bros. Simple Fresh Southern by Matt Lee and Ted Lee. Copyright (C) 2009 by Matt Lee and Ted Lee. Excerpted by permission of Clarkson Potter, a division of Random House, Inc.