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Aug 27, 2009 12:22 PM

Peanut Butter and Pickle sandwich

I finally did it last night. I was about to make a griled cheese, then I realized that I had white bread, creamy PB, and pickle chips. So I decided to make a grilled PB & P. I've been hearing about that combo for a while, and while it sounded disgusting, I was more than a little curious. I buttered up the outsides of the bread, smoothed PB on one slice, covered the PB in pickle chips, and grilled it untill it was a nice brown on the outside. The result? Gooey, sweet, vinegary goodness! I don't think I can eat it every day, but once a month or so will do.

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  1. Haven't had one of those since my son was in utero over 8 months ago! May venture for one again - thanks for the reminder! :o)

    1. My DH still enjoys the occasional PB and pickle (dill) sandwich that he took to school regularly in his youth. Grilled cheese and dill pickle is also exceptional, in my opinion. You have to have mayo on the inside of the bread. Butter on the outside where the bread hits the pan. Deelish!!!

      1. Peanut butter and pickles is still one of my favorites and I eat it fairly regularly. Never thought of grilling it! I'll try it sometime, thanks for the idea.

        1. You don't have to go to the trouble of grilling them, just plain peanut butter and pickles (I prefer dill, some prefer sweet, others bread and butter) is just fine. I especially like it on rye. I've been eating them my whole life, but my brother couldn't stand them, sometimes I think i enjoyed them because they grossed out my classmates so much. Many mystery readers know that Kinsey Millhone (Sue Grafton's "Alphabet Series") is a PB&P fan. The tart crunch of the moist pickle is such a perfect contrast for the sticky gooey peanut butter. And depending on your preference creamy or chunky peanut butter can be used.

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          1. re: KaimukiMan

            I came across this by accident and almost fell off my chair. Peanut butter and pickles are my go-to food whenever I have a particularly long project that requires food on the quick for days on end. They are perfectly wonderful.

            1. re: dismith

              I've also done dill spears on a hot dog bun spread with peanut butter. A nice variation, slightly different texture combination.

          2. I thought my grandma was the only person on the planet who ate peanut butter and pickle sandwiches.

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            1. re: sunshine842

              And I thought my wacky family was the only one in the whole world who would eat such a combo. It was standard lunch fair for us growing up. That and drinking heated Dr. Pepper with lemon in the winter made us even more "unique" than we already were in the neighborhood with the other kids.