Yes, you read that right…Peanut Butter, Mayonnaise and Lettuce Sandwich. How can something that sounds so wrong, taste so right.
(Often made with Miracle Whip instead instead of mayonnaise – my personal favorite)
I grew up on this and haven’t had one since I was about 10 years old. This was one of my grandparents’ favorite sandwiches. I was told this sandwich was born during the Great Depression and became a family favorite.
I did a little research and found a great list of meals on The Survival Mom, that were born during the Great Depression. It’s a fun read.
What strange family food did you grow up with?
This afternoon I took a trip down memory lane and made one. It was pretty darn good, but could never compare to the ones made in my grandparents’ kitchen.
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I add bacon to this sandwich.! Delicious!
Dr. Tom Marvin
My wife wants to divorce me for just suggesting the P-M-L sandwich! She has absolutely no idea how it tastes to an unbiassed set of taste buds & mind. She’s young; I’m not.
That notwithstanding, I absolutely love this sandwich, from my childhood. The trick is to use great lettuce, minimize the mayonnaise (or Miracle Whip). The mayonaisse is there for to keep the peanut butter from ‘sticking’; the lettuce also does this — but in addition gives taste and crunch. You must use lots of good fresh lettuce! And nutritious bread. Never white bread.
We ate a very similar sandwich growing up – it was peanut butter, lettuce, & mustard. My brother & sister ate them for eons before I could bring myself to even try it! So glad I did!
But you must add the banana, definitely Miracle whip and peanut butter… skip the lettuce ✌🏼
My grand daddy loved Plumrose ham with mayo, peanut butter and a slice of onion.. I like it without the onion.
Actually, this does sound pretty good. We ate something much like it when we were young, adding Kraft sandwich spread and cheese. My favourite, though, was, and is still today, peanut butter with slices of dill pickle.
Skippy Peanut Butter and bologna on white bread, for the win!
We did fried bologna also, but with ketchup, not peanut butter.
RK in Denver
My grandma made peanut butter and bologna sandwiches! I thought it was just her!
I love these sandwiches. Ate a lot of them. And hot peanut bittered toast dipped into ketchup.