I found this super easy awesome recipe for thai peanut butter sandwiches. Think grilled cheese, except made with peanut butter spiced up like Thai peanut sauce.
I’ve made it a few times. It’s so delicious, and always a big hit. I’ve tweaked it somewhat to scale it up for parties and make it easier, and also make it just a little more flavorful.
- half a jar of natural-style peanut butter
- five or six limes
- about five tablespoons of soy sauce
- about five tablespoons of brown sugar
- a five or six inch fat finger of ginger root
- and a small squeeze of sriracha to taste (remember to respect the hot cock)
- a loaf of good whole grain bread
- half a tub of butter or butter substitute
First, peel and chop the ginger root. I always cut it in big chunks and feed it to my food processor (actually my stick blender’s food-processor attachment–this batch is small enough to fit it).
Then, add the peanut butter, squeeze the limes, add the brown sugar and soy sauce, and mix. If you’re using a food processor, just add it to the chopped ginger.
Taste it. The ginger might be a little weak at this point–that’s ok, it will come out more in the cooking, and more if you do this step overnight. You can add a bit of sriracha if you like, but not too much.
Put a pan on medium heat. Add butter when it’s good and hot (always add your cooking oil to a hot pan–it will clean up more easily later.)
Then, make a peanut butter sandwich with it. Add cilantro if you like. Butter both sides. Fry each side 2 minutes.
Take your fried sandwich, cut it in quarters and set it aside.
Repeat till you run out of Thai peanut butter or bread. You can even get a whole assembly-line thing going if you want.