From the Archives: The Peanut Butter Sandwich

In the last two weeks of the year, On Sandwiches will be featuring select posts from the archives that you may have missed. We hope that you can forgive us these reruns, as we are hard at work on new, ambitious projects. Today’s selection is my favorite sandwich, the humble peanut butter on wheat.


There’s so much to love; it’s cheap, it’s filling, it’s portable, it can be consumed quickly or slowly savored, the peanut butter is rich and savory, no less nutty for the notable handicap of being a legume.

This was the 200th post at On Sandwiches, and by way of celebration I offered the peanut butter sandwich six ways. With bacon jam, with chocolate, with jelly, fried with banana and honey, with sriracha and green apple, and the old plain standby of just peanut butter on bread. The sriracha and green apple ended up as the clear winner of the bunch, to the surprise of only those who haven’t tried it.