Happy National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day! Here at MTI, we love a good food holiday, and we could not be more excited for his one. Without a doubt this American classic is a favorite throughout not only our country, but our history. According to the Nation Peanut Board, the first PB&J sandwich recipe debuted in the Boston Cooking School Magazine of Culinary Science and Domestic Economics written by Julia Davis Chandler. It has been said that her recipe included a crab apple or currant jelly, very different from the traditional grape jelly or strawberry jam.
In honor of this timeless sandwich, we have put together our own recipe, but with a bit of a twist. We decided to kick it up a notch and deep-fry our PB&J in the AutoFry until it is golden and crispy on the outside and filled with ooey-gooey deliciousness on the inside! Talk about a great addition to any restaurant, bar, or brewery.
Try out the recipe today and you’ll be adding it to your menu tomorrow!
2 Slices of White Bread
2 Tablespoons of Peanut Butter
2 Tablespoons of Grape Jelly
Spread 2 tablespoons of peanut butter on one side of one slice of white bread.
Spread 2 tablespoons of grape jelly on one side of the remaining slice of white bread.
Press together the two sides containing the peanut butter and jelly, so both spreads are no longer exposed.
Using a large cookie cutter or a knife, remove the crust, creating a circle.
With a fork, press down firmly on the open edges of your now circular sandwich, this way none of the filling can escape.
Freeze for one hour or longer.
When ready to cook, place frozen PB&J into the AutoFry food chute.
Set your AutoFry timer for 1 minute.
Close your food chute, dumping the PB&J into the enclosed oil pot.
Press the start button.
When the time sounds, your freshly fried sandwich will dispense from the exit chute and into your pan.
Dust with powdered sugar or serve with a scoop of ice cream.
Sounds AMAZING right? Don’t be afraid to get a little creative and test out different combinations. Try chocolate hazelnut spread with raspberry jam, or crunchy peanut butter with marshmallow fluff. The possibilities are practically endless!