Don’t be grossed out. It’s really good. They only way you are allowed to be grossed out is if you have tried it before and you already know it isn’t for you. The rest of you that are saying “BLECH” without any previously trying a peanut butter and pickle sandwich–shame on you. This is my favorite thing to eat if I get home from work too late to make a dinner, or the day has just been a total bucket of crap.
How to make sure you are doing it right:
- Use dill pickles. Boars Head are the best. Or any kind that you buy in the refrigerated section. Beware of warm pickles.
- Use natural peanut butter. Most of the other stuff is too sweet for this kind of thing.
- Toast the bread. It is just better.
If I mention that this is one of my favorite comfort foods, people generally turn up their nose or ask if I am pregnant. I am not. If I find someone that also likes these sandwiches, we generally get along well and gush about the goodness of the peanut-pickle combo. Then the conversation turns to other combos such as Fluffernutters, Nutella and Chocolate, and banana-honey. The next time I am in New York, I plan on visiting this place.
This morning I am feeling much better than I was last night. And it may have to do with the amount of sugar I have consumed before 9 a.m. I woke up at 6 and made cupcakes with cream cheese frosting for my office mate Michelle’s birthday. I had to test the frosting of course.