Janet Evanovich’s "Stephanie Plum’s” PB & Pickles & Chips Sandwich
A peanut-butter sandwich recipe—and layered with bread-and-butter pickles and potato chips—right out of Janet Evanovich’s “Hard Eight” novel, a Stephanie Plum [Bounty Hunter] series. Maybe it’s because I am Menopausal that this sounded so good when I first read it, and not because you’d think I had the “munchies.” I have not been smoking those funny cigarettes. I am a cook, after all, who loves to create, and I am always willing to try something new, even the bizarre.
This is a sandwich that offers sweet, salty and tart, with the addition of peanut butter and potato chip crunch, and really, what doesn’t go with peanut butter? Peanut butter is versatile and wholly satisfying!
“I made us peanut butter and bread-and-butter pickle sandwiches. And because I had company, I added a layer of potato chips.” [Stephanie Plum, out of page 122]
A weird sounding combination, I’ll give you that, but it really is very good! And certainly it may be the kind of sandwich that only a kid would eat, but this is Stephanie Plum we’re talking about. A food junkie with a diet of beer and pizza, large fries and Coke to calm a hangover, and eats donuts till she busts her zip. She is even willing to put her life in danger to satisfy her chocolate and candy cravings. She’ll risk going to the store at all hours of the night, knowing the bad guys may be out there just waiting for their opportunity to strike.
I love to read. And though I read from a variety of genres, reading Ms. Evanovich’s novels, the Stephanie Plum collection, has become an addiction. I can’t put them down. Her books are funny, mingled with mystery and suspense. And there is romance built within a triangle, so every page is filled with non-stop action.