Celebrate the Masters With Traditional Sandwiches

By Suzanne Corbett, STLSportsPage.com Food / Travel Editor

It’s a big weekend for sports fans with the Cardinals opening homestand underway and The Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta Georgia started Thursday so golf fans are glued to their televisions.  The final round is tomorrow, and  I’m planning to catch the golf action while partaking in the iconic foods of The Masters –  pimento cheese, and egg salad sandwiches; with Arnold Palmers to drink.

To catch the action of the Augusta greens, I’m heading to the watch party at Head’s Store, in historic St. Albans,  which has recently reopened for the season with plans to celebrate that little white golf ball.

Head’s watch party leader board will feature The Master’s Pimento Cheese and Egg Salad Sandwiches along with Arnold Palmers, of course.

For information on their Masters Watch Party at Head’s Store at The Inns of St. Albans  CLICK HERE.

If you can’t make it out, to St. Albans, you can get into the spirit of the Masters by whipping up your own pimento cheese and egg salad sandwiches.

Classic Pimento Cheese

1 1/2 cups real mayonnaise (Southerners prefer Dukes)
4 ounce jar diced pimentos, drained
16 ounces shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
Optional seasonings: a tablespoon or two of minced sweet pickles or chopped green onions. And, a dash Worcestershire or Tabasco to taste.
Mix all the ingredients together until smooth and chill. Will store well refrigerated for about a week. For those who wonder about the spelling of pimento vs. pimiento– they spell it pimento in the South.

Egg Salad

6 hard cooked eggs, peeled and finely grated or chopped
¼ cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon yellow mustard
1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix all the above ingredient together and chill.
Note: Both sandwiches are classily made using white bread, crusts trimmed.


Arnold Palmer

Iced tea
Fill a glass with ice and fill with equal portions of lemonade and ice tea. To make this drink the way its namesake preferred, use mostly ice tea with a healthy splash of lemonade.

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