Recently our neighborhood dinner group had the pleasure of dining at the 1910 Public House in downtown Lilburn. We enjoyed a variety of their menu items and all were delicious. However, the Pimento Cheese Fritters were scrumptious. We would love to have the recipe, if this restaurant is willing to share. I read the AJC daily and always enjoy your column. Thank you. — Diane Simmons, Snellville
1910 Public House executive chef Christian Speigal was happy to break down his restaurant-sized recipe to a manageable size for our readers. The base is a stiff pimento cheese that will hold up in the frying. Add a little more mayonnaise and you could use the pimento cheese in all kinds of other delicious ways.
“I created this dish a number of years ago while experimenting with different uses of pimento cheese. Being an English chef in the South where people love their pimento cheese, I thought I should give pimento cheese a try. I really like the way the sweet and spicy sauce pairs with the pimento cheese and deep frying anything makes it better,” said Speigal.
His breading is gluten-free, but he suggests if cooking gluten-free is not an issue for your household, you can substitute all-purpose flour for the rice flour in the Seasoned Flour recipe and use regular panko instead of gluten-free. If you roast your own peppers for the pimento cheese you’ll need one red pepper. You can use jarred roasted red peppers if you prefer.
From the menu of … 1910 Public House, 107 Main St. NW, Lilburn. 770-564-6911. 1910publichouse.com
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