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Pimento cheese deviled eggs

Pimento cheese deviled eggs

6 hard-cooked eggs, peeled, cut in half, and yolks mashed in a bowl

1/4 cup finely shredded sharp cheddar cheese

1 tablespoons plus 1 teaspoon drained and chopped pimentos

2 tablespoons mayonnaise

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

2 teaspoons chopped Vidalia or other sweet onion

1/2 teaspoons grated garlic

Salt and pepper to taste

Chopped pimentos for garnish

Makes 12 servings.

Combine the thoroughly mashed yolks with cheddar, pimentos, mayonnaise, mustard, onion and garlic. Taste, then season with salt and pepper.

Fill the whites evenly with the mixture and garnish each egg half with chopped pimentos.

Nutritional information per serving: 64 calories (74 percent from fat), 5 grams total fat (2 grams saturated), 109 milligrams cholesterol, trace carbohydrates, 4 grams protein, 73 milligrams sodium, trace dietary fiber.