Hard-Boiled Egg and Blue Pimiento Cheese (NEW)

Hard-Boiled Egg and Blue Pimiento Cheese 

Yield: 12 servings

Ingredients for Blue Pimento Cheese

  • 8 oz. aged white cheddar cheese, shredded
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp. minced shallots
  • 1/4 tsp. white pepper
  • 8 oz. Gorgonzola cheese, crumbled
  • 1/3 cup red peppers, diced and roasted

Directions for Blue Pimento Cheese

  1. Combine cheddar, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, shallots and pepper in a mixer and whip until well combined and fairly smooth (about 2 minutes).
  2. Slowly stir in the Gorgonzola and roasted red peppers and mix just until combined.
  3. The cheese spread will be chunky. Chill.

Additional Ingredients

  • 12 slices peppered bacon, thick cut
  • 12 hard-bolied eggs, peeled and sliced
  • 3 cups baby arugula
  • 12 whole-grain bagels

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Place strips of peppered bacon on parchment-lined baking sheet.
  3. Bake until bacon is crisp and browned, about 15 – 18 minutes.
  4. Cut in half and keep warm.

Assembly Instruction

  1. Toast bagel.
  2. Cover bottom half of bagel with 3 tablespoons blue pimento cheese, then top with 2 half slices of bacon, ¼ cup baby arugula and a sliced, hard-cooked egg.
  3. Cover with toasted bagel top.
  4. Serve immediately.

Note: Do not allow raw or cooked eggs to remain at room temperature for longer than one hour (including preparation and service time).


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