“Put some potato chips in there” is a sandwich hack so timeworn, I’m hesitant to characterize it as something greater than typically accepted knowledge. What sandwich wouldn’t profit from further salt and texture? Who really prefers a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with out a hidden layer of fried potato (ideally the salt & vinegar sort)?
However what when you took this tried-and-tested formulation one step past? What when you used it to convey collectively—and elevate—two traditional sandwiches: the PB&J and the “Elvis” (sometimes understood to consult with peanut butter and banana between two slices of bread, normally toasted)?
My inspiration for this try at fusing two iconic sandwiches was born out of desperation: I waited too lengthy to make lunch yesterday and didn’t have time to select up my deliberate meal (falafel over rice from the cart by Goal) earlier than a gathering, however we had been additionally out of chips, which meant my hasty substitution (a PB&J) was certain to disappoint. Until…
Recognizing a bag of Dealer Joe’s plantain chips within the pantry, the thought occurred to me: In spite of everything, why not? Why shouldn’t I make a crunchy various to the Elvis—which all the time struck me as a tad too texturally uniform to fulfill; I’ll save the sandwiches I can eat with out enamel for once I now not have enamel. (Shouldn’t be too lengthy! Dental care is prohibitively costly!)
So I ran the thought by Lifehacker’s resident sandwich guru, Claire Decrease:
So blessed, I proceeded to make a PB&J in my traditional manner (a 75/25 ratio of peanut butter to jelly—although I really favor raspberry preserves), however as an alternative of salt & vinegar or dill chips, I coated the peanut butter facet in a decent layer of plantain chips.
The outcomes did, certainly, fuck, marrying the pleasing textural number of a PB&J and chips with the essence of banana that defines the Elvis, and with out including unpalatably yielding contemporary fruit into the combo. And I didn’t even toast the bread first. That might in all probability additionally fuck, however I’ve to ask Claire.