Monday, May 27, 2013

Grilled PB and J

Remember summer camp? Bag lunches with luke warm drinks and soggy or wilted sandwiches? Did you ever get tired of the PB & J? Or PB & Wonder Bread?


Well, it might just be time to renew that old classic for quick snacking after life-guarding, mowing lawns, or a long day of fighting off zombies over summer break. 

This simple twist  might just surprise you, and become a favorite when you head back to class in the fall!


Note:
Grilled sandwiches rarely get burnt if you have everything prepped and ready to go.  
Make sure the butter is soft to spread a thin layer on outer side of bread without tearing--this produces that consistent color of golden brown without too much fat added. 

Equipment:
Knife, to spread butter, jam, & PB
10-12" Non-Stick Skillet
Spatula, to flip sandwich 

Ingredients:
2 slices of your favorite bread
Softened butter, easily spreadable
Peanut Butter, chunky or creamy
Jam, with real chunks of fruit



Instructions:
1. Wash your hands. 
2. Have butter softened and spreadable.
3. Heat skillet with 1/2-1 tsp of butter over MEDIUM flame/heat. 

4. Spread one side of each bread slice with butter and the other with peanut butter. 


5. Place butter-side down into skillet.


6. Spread the other buttered slice with jam and place facedown on top of PB.  



7. Once the bottom slice is golden brown, (you can check by simply lifting it up with spatula) turn sandwich over until 2nd side golden brown. 


Banana & Honey Option
Use sliced bananas (instead of jam)
Drizzle honey over bananas

1. Follow Steps 1-5 as above. 






2. Instead of jam, however, layer banana slices into PB and drizzle honey over top and on plain side of 2nd slice of bread.



3. Place honey-side onto banana-PB layer. Spread a little butter on the outside.
4. Complete as above until both sides are golden brown.



Note:
Grilled sandwiches rarely get burnt if you have everything prepped and ready to go.  
Make sure the butter is soft to spread a thin layer on outer side of bread without tearing--this produces that consistent color of golden brown without too much fat added. 

Your done. Snack complete!