Peanut Butter

Peanut Butter and... What!?

April 24, 2015

In Overheard, we're sharing all of the best tidbits we couldn't help picking up onfrom smart tips on the Hotline to funny quotes heard around the water cooler and moreso we can all be in the know.

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Last month, the Food52 editors thought they tried 10 of the most unusual peanut butter food pairings. You've all continued to share truly unique combinations with us in the comments, and this week, Food52er diane shared what might be the strangest combination we've heard yet: peanut butter and pepperoni. She suggests making mini peanut butter sandwiches—with the pepperoni serving as the bread. We can't say we rushed to the kitchen to test this one out yet...

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Tell us: Would you try this? Is there any food peanut butter doesn't work with? 

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Kathy S. December 8, 2015
Peanut butter and fried egg
Cynthia June 11, 2015
Peanut butter and cold yellow mustard. It is the best ever.
James May 12, 2015
Sophie F. May 8, 2015
Instead of a dollop of butter on corn on the cob, use crunchy peanut butter. Thank me later.
Lindsay-Jean H. May 12, 2015
This sounds a little crazy to me, but I'm intrigued enough that I need to try it!
Steff May 2, 2015
Madame H. May 2, 2015
Even non-pregnant women in my family tend to like PB sandwiches with raw onion sweet pickles.
Tara M. April 28, 2015
White button mushrooms, snap the stems out. Fill the cavity with peanut butter, wrap with bacon and grill on the braai (BBQ)
Gret April 28, 2015
Yum. That's like having mushrooms in peanut sauce.
Cheryl April 27, 2015
Peanut butter, sliced dill pickles, mustard and crispy lettuce (romaine or iceberg) sandwich. A truly great one from my childhood!
Cheri S. April 26, 2015
Peanut butter and kidney beans. We either mash the kidney beans into peanut butter and use as a spread (the kids *loved* it when they were little), or else spread peanut butter onto warm toast and top it all with kidney beans in a little of their liquid and eat with a knife and fork. Makes a great breakfast!
Mike L. April 26, 2015
Peanut butter mayo and dill pickle on toasted whole wheat bread.
Mari O. April 26, 2015
Silken tofu, peanut butter, a touch of lemon JC, a touch of white wine vinegar a pinch of red pepper flakes well mixed for a sandwich.
Emily J. April 25, 2015
Peanut butter + bologna roll ups are a family favorite. Now as a grown up I am squicked out by bologna, so I substitute veggie bologna and bring them to work as snacks
frootjoos April 25, 2015
Note to self: get pepperoni on the way home. Would definitely try this. The peanut butter jelly and bacon burger is my favorite so far.
Karina C. April 25, 2015
Pb and pepperoni is one of my faves. Glad I'm not alone.
Karin G. April 25, 2015
My grandmother's favorite and for 50 years mine too - peanut butter, mayonnaise, and iceberg lettuce! Yummy:)
Andrea Y. April 25, 2015
My husband's family introduced me to peanut butter and bacon on toast sandwiches. Sweet, salty, crunchy, bacon-y. I like.
Nathalie V. April 25, 2015
Peanut butter and thai sweet chili paste on pide bread!
Millie |. April 25, 2015
That sounds cray BUT in saying that, peanut butter goes so well with salty savoury stuff aka. bacon!
Gret April 25, 2015
Yes, it does!
Maggie April 25, 2015
Shannon S. April 25, 2015
My favorite to this day is white bread, butter, peanut butter and cold iceberg lettuce. Don't judge.