I don’t know much, but I sure know my way around the kitchen. And any good cook needs to know how to make the perfect peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Contrary to popular belief, there is a right way and a wrong way to make this staple sandwich. We’ll start with things to keep in mind when making your sandwich.
First of all, no white bread. Don’t waste your time with it. Wheat bread is tastier and healthier. Secondly, if you’re over the age of five and still have most of your teeth, crunchy peanut butter is a must. Exceptions can be made to households that have to accommodate the young and the toothless. Also, there should be no horizontal cuts. The triangle shape is perfect for the pb&j and anything else is just nonsense. A good cook also needs to have a variety of jellies on hand. Grape seems to be the most popular, but never trust anyone who only eats grape jelly. They have no imagination or sense of adventure. They’re probably sociopaths and you should keep an eye on them. Now, on to making the sandwich.
- 2 knives
- 2 slices of wheat bread
- Your choice of jelly. (try to avoid grape jelly)
- Crunchy peanut butter
- Something to put your sandwich on. I like paper towels.
First, spread your peanut butter on one slice of bread with one of your knives.
Then use the other knife to put jelly on the other slice of bread. I used blackberry jelly for this demonstration.
Two knives are essential to keep the peanut butter and jelly from contaminating each other’s containers. Put the two pieces of bread together with the peanut butter and jelly facing each other. It is important to make sure the peanut butter and jelly are on the INSIDE of your sandwich, not the outside.
Place your sandwich on your paper towel jelly side down and cut diagonally.
Now relax and enjoy your perfect peanut butter and jelly sandwich.