Pimento Cheese Sandwich
1 10-oz. package sharp white cheddar
Â½ cup packed, jarred pimientos, finely chopped, plus 1 tbsp. brine, reserved from jar
Â¼ cup mayonnaise
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
Â½ habanero chile, stemmed, seeded, and finely chopped
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Tabasco, to taste
16 slices toasted whole wheat sandwich bread
8 leaves red-leaf lettuce
16 slices tomato
Finely grate cheese on small holes of a box grater and transfer to a food processor, along with peppers, brine, mayonnaise, garlic, and chile. Season with salt, pepper, and Tabasco, and pulse until lightly chunky. Top 8 bread slices with 1 lettuce leaf, 2 slices tomato, and Â¼ cup cheese mixture; top with remaining bread.
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