My daughter was adopted from Africa and to say her hair is curly is an understatement. My hair is thin and the kind of straight that no spiral perm of the 80’s could even touch. So needless to say, when we first brought her home as a toddler I was able to get by with some puffs but now at age 9, I’m lost. Because there are not enough hours in the day to watch enough YouTube videos to make my white girl hands work their magic on her beautiful curly hair, we have seen the inside of a few salons. On our most recent trip, the poor stylist put in more hours than an average work day and Maddox and I had some time to burn.
A portion of this time was spent at a small brewery where he got a warm, grilled pb&j with a couple slices of salty bacon on the inside. I personally thought it sounded disgusting, but Maddox loved it so much that he kept trying to sneak his sister’s half and once it finally made it to her it was gone in about a minute. Since then, this sandwich has been repeatedly brought up and I finally sucked it up and made it for dinner one night.
Not gonna lie, it was absolutely delicious. The nutty peanut butter and sweet raspberry jam all warmed up and gooey with the salty bacon and brioche that I slowly cooked in a combination of butter and bacon grease (cause go big or go home) was insane. I’ve had more dreams about this sandwich then I have about Brad Pitt since we had it a few weeks ago, and that’s saying something. And no, my husband is not jealous of Brad Pitt dreams because he has a huge man crush on him himself and that would be hypocritical.
This sandwich is the kind of good that when you’re eating it you feel as though 90’s R&B starts slowly playing in the background and you are becoming sexier and sexier for some reason. The warm peanut butter and buttery brioche makes you feel like you have one of those fans blowing your hair just right and a nice 2 glasses of red wine glow. I don’t know what it is about this sandwich but it’s seriously good.
Or maybe it was the fact that when I ate it I had already drank 2 glasses of wine. And was listening to 90’s R&B. Either way, you should make it and find out.
I promise you’ll love this. Don’t use crappy bacon, use the good stuff.
Bacon – 2 pieces per sandwich
Brioche bread – 2 slices per sandwich
Jam – I used raspberry
Cook your bacon (however you like to) and make sure it’s well drained. Set aside.
Butter one side of the brioche and top the other side with peanut butter (one side) and jam (other side), then add a couple slices of bacon and smash that shit together. Warm a heavy pan to medium and add a little leftover bacon grease to it if you’re the type of person that likes to let their hair down. Add the sandwiches, butter side down and cook until it turns the type of brown that makes you think, “that shit’s done” then flip it over and cook the other side.