Lemon Zest and Thyme Pimento Cheese Savory Ebelskiver Filling

  • 1/2 pound sharp cheddar cheese (shredded)
  • 4 ounces soft goat cheese
  • 4-6 sprigs fresh thyme (stems removed)
  • zest from one lemon
  • 1/4 cup mayo (We like vegan mayo or olive oil mayo.)
  • 1 medium red bell pepper (peeled, finely diced)
  • splash of champagne vinegar
  • 1 small shallot* (minced)
  • black pepper and sea salt (to taste)

Follow directions for the ebelskiver batter and set aside. Mix all pimento cheese ingredients until incorporated; it’s as simple as that! Use the pimento cheese as the filling for each ebelskiver as outlined in the batter recipe. The leftover pimento cheese may be served with crackers, spread onto bread for a great-tasting sandwich, or frozen in order to serve later.

*Place the shallot into a mesh strainer; you’ll only need about a tablespoon. Run the minced shallot under cold water for a few seconds. This will take away any raw onion flavor and keep the shallot from overpowering the dish.