PBJ du Jour: My first experiment in PBJ chemistry

I don't know what even made me think of trying it -- peanut butter and bananas?


I think that the moment when I first bit into a PBJB sandwich (the "J" is just in there for convenience--you can think of it as "Jeremiah's") was the point from which I can measure my experimentation with food. Sure, what kid hasn't played with his mashed potatoes or hid his peas under a napkin? No, I'm talking about "Kitchen Chemistry" -- what innovators in the culinary arts have been doing for centuries. Thanks to this sandwich, I'm fighting on the front lines of cuisine creation!

The PBJB sandwich is the one thing that kept me on the trail of finding a peanut butter that I could eat after finding out that I had a sensitivity to most peanut butter products.

Now that I've built it up, let me tell you about it. It's really just sliced bananas on bread with some peanut butter. Elvis would tell you to fry it, too, but I'll leave that to your discretion. The bananas need to be just past green and can be in rounds or long spears--I prefer the spears since they take fewer cuts to produce and are easily aligned on the peanut buttered bread. Spears also stay affixed better than round slices.

Can you see how this is "building" a sandwhich now? That's really how most of my sandwiches work. My sandwiches need symmetry and a foundation that can be built upon.

The draw of this sandwich for me: the sweetness of the bananas make up for the lack of tartness that you'll usually find in a jam or jelly sandwich, and the squishiness, which is often a turn off for me in any dish, just seems to fit well with the squishiness of the bread.


Amy said...

Peanut butter and banana sandwiches are the bomb! I love them. I usaully toast the bread though. I actually prefer to eat the bananas and peanut butter without the bread. Who needs bread!

Vicki said...

bananalicous! You're missing the chocolate chips on top of the bananas which sit on top of the peanut butter (or almond butter would be yummy too!)

Cami said...

too bad I hate bananas. I hear these are popular.