Peanut Butter, Pepper Jelly & Bacon

Peanut Butter Jelly Bacon

This is definitely not your "2nd-grade-smile-too-hard-on-picture-day-backpack-bigger-than-your-actual-back-put-it-in-a-tin-lunchbox-with-your-He-Man-thermos-kind-of" peanut butter and jelly sandwich, OK?!? This is a grown ass Peanut Butter and Jelly...that has a mortgage and pays bills...on time.

What makes it grown? Let's start with the bread. This sandwich is made on Brioche. This egg- and butter-rich bread is delightfully tender, delicately crumbly and flat out delicious. This ain't White Wonder bread, Brioche is one step shy of a pastry because of the abundance of eggs, butter, and liquids of all kinds ie: milk, water, cream, and, sometimes, brandy. Slice it thick to hold up for an egg wash later. Yes, you read right, an eggy wash on your sweet eggy bread.

Next, toss out the strawberry jelly you feed your toddler or eat yourself when your toddler refuses. Sub that for spicy pepper jelly. We like INNA Jams pretty spicy Fresno Chili jam made from organic Fresno chilies which look and taste just like jalapeños with one big difference, the chili is shiny and red, like a jewel. This jam has a fruitier, more rounded flavor than green jelly. But if you can’t get INNA Jams pretty spicy Fresno Chili jelly ...any spicy jelly will do."

Choose a peanut butter per your preference, thick and chunky so it sticks to the roof of your mouth or smooth and creamy like a velvety dream.

The real star of the show is the Bacon. Isn't it always? Our Bacon Steaks are the way to go for your big kid sando, super thick cut and meaty. You can fry them or grill them but we recommend baking them for this recipe.

Next comes that egg wash we were telling you about. Into the egg wash and then into brown sugar, cayenne pepper, crushed red pepper, and black pepper and then, ever so slightly fry this adult, carpooling, gotta be on time, parent-teacher conference havin’ peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Got you feeling hella grown, doesn't it?