The constant hunt for new and exciting lunches to pack for my son has led to some pretty creative experiments.
The fried egg and cheddar on whole wheat was a flop. Cold sirloin and cold carbonara were hits. Your basic grilled cheese got a lukewarm reception. Even with the addition of ham. But peanut butter and pretzel sandwiches have become a standard item.
And that got me thinking about your basic peanut butter and jelly sandwich. If you can grill a cheese sandwich, why not a PB&J? So I tried it with a bit of butter in the skillet, and it was a huge hit, especially once I added a bit of cinnamon to the butter. Warm melty peanut butter and sweet jam. Whats not to love?
Riffing on that was how I came up with this cross between a grilled peanut butter and jelly and French toast. I simply made a classic PB&J, soaked it in egg, then fried it on both sides. Add a sprinkle of powdered sugar and youve got a little bit of heaven.