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Take out your pen and paper, this is a POP QUIZ!

Oh come on y’all. Stop rolling your eyes (yes, I can see you), and just play along. Humor me. Let’s have some fun!

There is only one question and it’s pretty dang easy. But NO CHEATING! Do not use the search button. Do not use the handy post calendar. Do not use the list of recent posts.

Ok. Here goes. Are you ready?


1. What ingredient from yesterday’s post is used again in today’s post in a completely different way?

You know this one! It’s creamy, pink, comes in a multitude of flavors and homemade tastes WAAAAAY better than store bought. Come on. Think. Do you need another hint?


We have featured THREE recipes for this on Front Porch Gourmet.

That should actually be the bonus round. What three versions of this are featured here?

Do you need a visual aid?


So you know right? You’ve already answered 100% correctly I’m sure and there’s really no need for me to tell you the answer. Because you guys are just good like that. BUT. Just in case you were out sick yesterday, the correct answer to today’s pop quiz is…PIMENTO CHEESE!!!

The three varieties featured on FPG are Smoked Gouda Pimento Cheese with Bacon, Pepperjack Pimento Cheese with Jalapenos and Monterrey Jack Pimento Cheese with Spring Onions. Yet another incredibly versatile ingredients. We’ve used pimento cheese in grilled cheese, mac n cheese, cheese grits and now as an awesome glue for our Stacked Green Tomatoes!

I’m proud of you guys. You didn’t cave under the pressure and survived our first pop quiz. I give you all an A++! You had a pretty cool teacher 😉


Baked Fried Green Tomato and Pimento Cheese Stacks with Spicy Pineapple Shrimp and Mango Cole Slaw with Roasted Poblanos

(WHEW! That has GOT to be the longest recipe title in history y’all!)


Baked Fried Green Tomatoes:

  • 3 green tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 cup flour, seasoned with salt & pepper
  • 2 cups Panko
  • 3 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup Buttermilk
  • Smoked paprika
  • Red Pepper

 Spicy Pineapple Shrimp:

  • 1 pound Shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 Chipotle with 3 tbsp. Adobo sauce, you can adjust according to your heat preference
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 cups pineapple chunks
  • 4 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup lightly-packed brown sugar (light brown)
  • 1/2 tsp. salt

Mango Cole Slaw with Roasted Poblanos:

  • 1/2 head cabbage, chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 oven or grill roasted poblano peppers, chopped
  • 1 cup fresh Mango, diced
  • 1 cup Olive Oil Mayo
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/4 cup sweet pickle juice
  • 2 tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. Celery Seed
  • Salt & pepper to taste

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 Spicy Pineapple Shrimp:

Place shrimp on a prepared baking sheet. Add remaining ingredients to blender and blend well. Brush sauce on both sides of shrimp. Roast shrimp at 425 for about 5-6 minutes or until they are pink. Do not overcook the shrimp. When they are pink, they are done.

Mango Cole Slaw with Roasted Poblanos:

Prepare your slaw by placing cabbage, carrots, poblanos and mango in a large mixing bowl. In a second bowl, whisk all remaining ingredients for the dressing. Toss dressing with vegetables and refrigerate.

Baked Fried Green Tomatoes:

Whisk eggs with buttermilk and place in a dipping tray. Place flour and panko in two separate dipping trays. Coat each tomato slice with flour, then egg and milk mixture, then Panko. Place on greased baking sheet. Continue until all slices are well coated. Sprinkle each slice with Paprika and Red Pepper. Bake at 425 for about 30 minutes until slices are crispy and golden brown.

Pimento Cheese:

You can choose any of the Pimento Cheese recipes we have published here or purchase your favorite.

Smoked Gouda Pimento Cheese with Bacon

Pepperjack Pimento Cheese with Jalapenos

Monterrey Jack Pimento Cheese with Spring Onions.

You can then assemble your stacks by your preference. I chose the following:

  1. Bed of Slaw
  2. Tomato
  3. Pimento Cheese
  4. Tomato
  5. Pimento Cheese
  6. Shrimp


Hass chose this:

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The man can make a sandwich out of ANYTHING. I think he gets an A for effort!


Life’s too short to eat ugly food. Bon Appetit y’all!