The Great PB & J Debate on ‘Chio and Kira in the Morning’
I am always down for a healthy debate, as long as it's not political because I am so over that noise! When I heard that people were arguing on the internet about the RIGHT WAY to construct a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, I didn't realize there was more than one way. I just thought my way was the only way! So how do I do it?
Spread a healthy layer of peanut butter evenly on a piece of bread, spread a generous layer of GRAPE jelly (the flavor of jelly is a debate for another day) on the other piece of bread, put the two pieces of bread together and cut diagonally. My technique is the most common approach but it is certainly not the only way.
Some people put the peanut butter and jelly on the same piece of bread and then just put the plain piece on top. I imagine people that use this practice are trying to avoid flying jelly and stained clothing. I'd argue that you don't get the best peanut butter to jelly ratio that way.
According to a website called The Daily Meal, there is a right way to concoct the perfect PB & J. Some sandwich experts (yep, that's a thing) discovered that if you spread a layer of peanut butter on each slice of bread and then spread some jelly between them, (I am unclear if the jelly is spread on both pieces of bread or just one) the layers of peanut butter acts a barrier and prevents the bread from getting soggy. We've all bit into a PB&J that has kind of damp consistency. I always shrug it off and eat it anyway but I'd prefer my sandwich to not be soggy. I may have to give this technique a try!
Whats your technique?