Introduction: Bacon Blue PB&J
Not your mom and dads PB&J sandwich. This is an ultra rich and heavy sandwich that you may want to share with friends.
Step 1: Ingredients
1/2 pound of bacon
2 slices of grain toast
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
1/2 cup raspberry preserve
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup blue cheese
Step 2: Render Bacon
Cut bacon into small pieces and cook on medium for 12 minutes. The cook on the bacon is really up to you. If you like chewier bacon then give it less cooking time. If you like crunchier bacon then cook longer.
Drain away excess bacon grease. Preserve a small amount of the grease and mix into the butter.
Step 3: Butter Bread and Assemble
Butter your bread and put butter side down over medium heat. While you wait for the bread to toast, spread peanut butter and raspberry preserve on one side. On the other side, put crumbled blue cheese and bacon pieces.
You will notice the peanut butter and preserve side softening and becoming runny. The blue cheese side will become soft but will not melt. Cook until you begin to get a nice crust and golden color on your toast.
Step 4: Combine Halves Into Sandwich
Combine both halves into a sandwich. Continue to cook over medium until you have a nice golden crust. Do the same for both sides adding more butter as needed.
Step 5: Cut and Serve
Take sandwich off heat. Cut diagonally and serve. Enjoy with your favorite beer of coarse. I poured a nice brown ale with mine to cut through some of the richness of this ultra heavy dish.