Jimmy Carter’s Cheese Ring

Aug 11, 2016

Found at Blue Crab Antiques, Anapolis, MD: How to Cook Reagan’s Goose: A Political Cookbook Serving Up Democratic Delectables & Republican Inedibles, 1984. A Publication of the Woman’s National Democratic Club. Recipes include Jimmy Carter’s “Plains Special” Cheese Ring, reproduced below:

According to White House Social Secretary Gretchen Poston, this unassuming-sounding recipe was a sure-fire favorite with the White House guests.

1 pound grated sharp cheese
1 cup finely chopped nuts
1 cup mayonnaise
1 small onion, finely grated
black pepper
dash cayenne
strawberry preserves (optional)

Mix all ingredients. Mold with hands into desired shape. (The Carters mold into a ring). Place in refrigerator until chilled. Can be served with center filled with strawberry preserves as an appetizer with crackers, or as a complement to a main course.