thai peanut butter sandwiches

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.

the ingredients:

  • 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)

had a couple quarter-jars of peanut butter lying around.

  • a loaf of good whole grain bread
  • half a tub of butter or butter substitute

yes, that’s not a whole loaf. Do as I say, not as I do.

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.

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Take your fried sandwich, cut it in quarters and set it aside.

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ah, perfection.

Repeat till you run out of Thai peanut butter or bread. You can even get a whole assembly-line thing going if you want.

Serve hot.

One thought on “thai peanut butter sandwiches

  1. Sarah

    This recipe is one of John’s real winners! If you’re not sure they look that tasty… they are. Thanks for posting the recipe.

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