Okay okay okay, I know this sounds strange, but stick with me here. I promise that I’m not pregnant and having any strange cravings; peanut butter just tastes so damn good on everything!
I’ve been obsessed with peanut butter for awhile now. I used to be a smooth girl, but the last couple years I’ve completely switched gears and have made my way to the crunchy side. Although the truth is that I’ll happily eat any PB that comes my way.
My first experience with peanut butter on a sandwich was a burger. One of our local restaurants here in Cedar Rapids, the Irish Democrat, has what they call an Aussie burger. I’m not particularly sure what makes this burger “Aussie” (maybe peanut butter on a burger is a thing in Australia?), but what’s important is that they put both PB and a fried egg.on it. I immensely enjoy both of those foods, so who was I to pass judgement on this burger without trying it?
Holy. Moly. Damn good combination. I was hooked. Unfortunately I don’t eat many burgers. Maybe I should say ‘fortunately’? I have enough other foods I could eat endlessly (hello pizza!) without needing to add burgers to my list. But because I don’t eat a lot of burgers, I don’t really think about eating PB on sandwiches. Until the other day.
I had a brand new jar of crunchy PB on the shelf and it needed a home. Forgoing my usual spoon-in-jar method, I thought ‘why not make a PB and egg sandwich’? I knew it’d be good, so I had nothing to lose. The chips came from the fact that I LOVE chips on my deli sandwiches. I had just had Jimmy John’s the day before and had piled those Thinny chips on high, and as I reached for the egg to make the sandwich in the fridge, the pickles looked at me and I figured “well hell. why not!”
At this point the lettuce was purely to add some extra crunch to the sandwich, and lettuce never did any sandwich harm in this gal’s opinion.
What I was left with was a sandwich that had my co-workers looking at me and thinking “umm, are you sure you’re not pregnant?” Definitely not, I simply found an odd combination that works great together!
As a note, I don’t have nutritional information in this sandwich. Why? Well if I’m being completely honest I could NOT get the nutritional calculator I use to work properly! It wouldn’t compute the serving sizes I used. After spending nearly an hour trying, I gave up. As I thought about it over the next couple of days I felt as though this was probably okay to leave off because the truth is that so many of these ingredients, depending on what brand you buy, can shift the nutritional value of this sandwich tremendously. The kind of bread, peanut butter and chips that you buy can vary greatly in nutritional value. Even the eggs; I buy organic eggs and that changes the nutritional makeup. So just make sure that you do your due diligence in buying the ingredients, because the calories could build up faster than you may realize!
Now go and enjoy yourself this weird sandwich!
COMMENT BELOW: Do you have any “strange” ingredients you like putting on sandwiches?
5 minPrep Time
10 minCook Time
15 minTotal Time
- Two slices of multigrain bread
- 2 tbsp. crunchy peanut butter
- Two leaves of butter lettuce
- 1/2 c. dill sandwich pickles
- One egg, fried
- 5 wavy chips
- In a small skillet, fry your egg.
- Spread the peanut butter on one of the slices of bread.
- Build your sandwich by layering the lettuce, egg, pickles and chips. Enjoy!