Sometimes amid the open-fridge staring, when your mind is blank and you can’t figure out what to make, inspiration strikes.
An old favorite, a farmer’s market find, and a cupboard staple meet in what could possibly be the best sandwich ever created. I don’t say this lightly, because there are a lot of good sandwiches out there. But this…it was perfection. Make it. Make it today. Don’t worry if it sounds weird. It’s not. It’s meant to be. It’s your destiny.
Grilled PBBJ (Peanut Butter, BACON! & Jam) Sandwich
2 slices of decent bread
1-2 tbsp. crunchy peanut butter (I like the natural kind)
2-3 slices bacon
1 tbsp. jam (I used raspberry pepper jam)
1 tsp. butter
For the best results, use great ingredients. Natural peanut butter, homemade (by someone) jam, good bread. Real butter. I scored some truly amazing jam at farmers market, raspberry pepper jam! Use your favorite.
Cook bacon until crisp, drain on paper towels. If you’re using the same skillet (and why wouldn’t you), wipe out all the bacon grease before proceeding.
Heat skillet over medium heat. Lightly spread a bit of butter on one side of the bread slices. On the other side of one slice spread a liberal coating of peanut butter. If there is a way to do this without getting butter on yourself, I haven’t found it. Resign yourself to getting dirty. Place butter side down in the pan. Top with bacon.
On the other side of the other piece of bread, spread jam.
Place jam side down, butter side up on top of the bacon. Cook for 1-2 minutes on each side until golden brown and crispy. Cut in triangles and eat!