Peanut Butter -- how do you eat it (and on what kinds of different foods)?
- alkapal Jun 23, 2009 05:03 PM
i've been seeing so much on different threads about people eating peanut butter on top of, alongside, or incorporated into all sorts of things, e.g., pickles, bacon, tomatoes, onions, bologna, sriracha, and the like. with noodles? in casseroles? on fruit? etc. go crazy!
what do you do? what food do you like to eat with peanut butter in it, on it, around it?
are we talking only sandwiches here ? I use peanut butter in noodle dishes, and I regularly mix it into stir fries. Have made dipping sauces with it too, and have a couple of soup recipes that call for peanut butter.
I also eat it on apple slices, and used to eat it on sandwiches with fluff, or raisins, or bananas, and on a couple of occasions, with butter.
As a veg, people often ask me how I live without a big juicy steak....they can have their steak, now if someone took away my peanut butter......we's about to have some problems :D It's one of the world's best ingredients !!!
re: northside food
yeah one of my super quickie non-recipe things.....sesame oil and a little soy, onions, garlic, ginger.....various veg, sriracha, peanut butter and a bit of oyster sauce. have to tweak the amounts. Occasionally some tofu, and sometimes a sprinkling of nuts.
had my first peanut butter stir fry years ago, recipe is somewhere, 5-spice was in there, and it was v.good.
I also just nonchalantly flick it into throw together curries. Cashew butter can be better for that though.
Our favored PB is of that sort, Trader Joe's or Laura Scudder's Organic Crunchy. Back in Tennessee we'd get Deaf Smith organic, and my favorite sneak-a-snack before bedtime was to cut chunks of supermarket mozzarella and spear'em with a fork, then dip down into the peanut butter and eat that. California PB is considerably less fluid, however; if you want gooey you'll need Jif or something, which we do not like.
I do love a grilled PB and cheese sandwich, and PB-stuffed celery is a lovely munch. Of course we like the Thai peanut sauce they serve with the skewers whose name is escaping me, but at an international food fair once I got a serving of those alongside a serving of Korean deepfried battered veges, and the sauce with those fritters was amazing. I also always blend in a big spoonful when I'm making mole sauce from a commercial paste, because we like it peanuttier than Doña Maria apparently does!
re: Will Owen
Elvis has returned to the building! Your sneak-a-snack cracked me up. :)
My peanut butter favorites:
Sesame noodles in spicy peanut sauce
Dumplings in peanut sauce
Vietnamese summer rolls with peanut sauce
A hot fudge sundae with peanut butter sauce at Friendly's over vanilla ice cream
Peanut blossom cookies (with a Hershey's kiss in the center)
Peanut butter gelato (I made it from a recipe paraphrased here on Chowhound)
Peanut butter pie
Jerry, i'm not sure what kind of recipe your friend used, as there are various techniques for PB pie, but here are a few recipes for you to check out in case kattyeyes doesn't get back to you (since she posted that nearly 2 years ago she may not see your request).
re: Will Owen
Wow Will! I had never thought to dip a chunk of cheese in it, but those cheese & PB cracker are a good snack. And making a PB & cheese sandwich sound good too. Wonder how that would taste if you grilled it. What kind of cheese do you use?
I agree that PB stuffed celery is a good snack. Some of my other favorites are:
Insert spoon, or fork, and eat out of the jar!
Put PB on a warm whole wheat waffle that has a bit of butter on it
PB & sliced tart apples
Mixed into one of those packaged ramen meals they have (Annie Chungs)
Tried melting it to top off ice cream - okay but not what I hoped it would be, Next time I will just stir it in.
PB & Butter cracker sandwiches made with Ritz crackers
They are good with Bugle corn chips. If you have the patience you can pipe them into the bugle cone. I am not so patient so I just dip them into the PB.
This thread is giving me even more ideas. Thanks all!