I had this post ready to go for this weekend’s early football game. But then our game got cancelled and I debated saving it until the next early game. As I was thinking about when I’d share it with you, I thought, well, wait a minute, just because WE aren’t playing early this weekend doesn’t mean someone else won’t be playing. And since when do Pimento Cheese Biscuit Sandwiches have to be ALL about early morning football games, anyway?
In fact, anything to do with Pimento Cheese is welcomed in this home ANYTIME. Turn it into a biscuit and stuff it with ham? Well, go ahead and sign me right on up for that.
- 2 1/2 cups self-rising flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 stick of butter, cubed
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 1 93-ounce) jar diced pimentos, drained
- 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- 1/4 pound deli ham, cut thick
- Preheat oven to 475 degrees. In a large bowl, combine the dry ingredients. Add the cubed butter to the flour and using a pastry cutter, cut in the butter until crumbly. Add the buttermilk, pimentos and cheese and stir until everything is combined.
- Flour your surface and turn the dough out onto the counter. Knead the dough lightly, turning several times. Gently roll out the dough to about 3/4 of an inch thick. Use a biscuit cutter, or the rim of a juice glass to cut the biscuits. Straight up and down, don’t turn the cutter. Transfer to a baking pan (I use a baking stone) and bake for 14-16 minutes- until golden brown.
- While biscuits are baking, heat a large skillet with a bit of oil and lightly pan fry the ham.
- Once the biscuits have cooled slightly, cut in half and place 2-3 pieces of cut ham into the center of each. Serve immediately.
What I love about these biscuits is that they are super easy for even a novice biscuit maker. No yeast involved and no waiting around for anything to rise. In fact, they are so quick and easy that you’ll have them in the oven in nearly the same amount of time that you spend trying to bust open the canned biscuit container without being scared to death.
Truth. I often make my own biscuits because I despise opening canned anything- biscuits, cinnamon rolls. You know it’s going to pop open and scare you half to death, yet every single time, you are unprepared. Whacking it on the counter…using the edge of a butter knife- it matters not. Scared. To. Death.
These biscuits have no scare tactics involved!
And their buttery, flakey goodness these Pimento Cheese Biscuit Sandwiches will have you wondering why you don’t whip them up more often!
So basically, my instructions for assembly go like this:
Make your Homemade Pimento Cheese Biscuits.
Stuff them with ham.
Still not impressed? Stack them double decker style.
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