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Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

This fried peanut butter and jelly sandwich is simple, yet so delicious.

Starting with the standard PB&J sandwich, pressed to look like an uncrustable, then fried to perfection.

Topped with some powdered sugar and it’s a savory, sweet snack that is crisp on the outside, warm and gooey on the inside. This is the ultimate snack food!

Fried peanut butter and jelly folded in half, then fried until crispy and golden brown. It's crispy sweet and savory - you need to try this!

Equipment for a fried PB&J

  • So to put a fried peanut butter and jelly sandwich together, its not as hard as you’d think.
  • Roll out once slice of white bread as thin as it gets
  • Spread the peanut butter and jelly on each half of that clise
  • Crimp the sandwich shut with an empanada maker or some sort of uncrustable press
  • Fry until brown and serve

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Fried Peanut Butter Jelly Sandwich Tips

  • For frying – you can go a couple routes. A deep fryer, a dutch, or a small frying pan/skillet. you might get away air frying, but results may vary
  • To press – I wound up using an empanada press, and it worked fine. I used it for my breakfast empanadas and figured this would do the trick for this idea.

But you may also have luck with an an actual sandwich press. Either one will for without a doubt.

Fried peanut butter and jelly folded in half, then fried until crispy and golden brown. It's crispy sweet and savory - you need to try this!

A couple notes on frying

Make sure your oil temp is ready before you begin frying. I made the mistake of not checking before my first test, and the fried peanut butter and jelly, because an oil-logged peanut butter and jelly

I’d shoot for a temperature for 350-400F for your oil. cooking oil, or even something like peanut oil will do perfectly for this.

I usually have a candy thermometer on hand to manage oil temperatures, but it doesn’t pan out (#DadJoke) on shallower pans.

I highly recommend having a smalling frying thermometer on hand for shallower frying scenarios.

It does not take long to fry peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. If your oil is up to temp, it’s going to take a 1-2 minutes MAX.

I didn’t use enough oil to fully coat the PB&J, so I needed to flip half way. Just frying enough to get the sandwiches brown, and the insides will be nice and gooey.

But if you have one of those counter top deep fryers – I bet you’ll be done in 60 seconds.

Fried peanut butter and jelly folded in half, then fried until crispy and golden brown. It's crispy sweet and savory - you need to try this!

What’s awesome about this it it keeps the crispiness even when cold. So if there are leftovers, these are awesome for breakfast, or even a fun lunch to pack for the kids.

But manage those kids expectations. Put a fried peanut butter and jelly sandwich in the lunch bags once, and they’ll expect them again!

Fried Peanut Butter and Jelly Sandwich

Course: Breakfast, lunch
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 sandwiches
Calories: 290kcal
It's crispy – savory and sweet. Fried peanut butter is a must try!
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Ingredients

  • 4 slices white bread
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup jelly
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar
  • 2 cups cooking oil

Instructions

  • preheat a cast iron skillet or fryer to 375 F.
  • Flatten your bread with a rolling pin, spread half the slice of bread with peanut butter, the other half with your favorite jelly.
  • Fold in half and crimp the edges. Optionally you can use a tool like an empanada press or an uncrustable maker.
  • Fry for about 1-2 minutes until golden brown flipping halfway if not fully submerged.
  • Let it cool on a wire rack for acouple minutes; sprinkle with powdered sugar and enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 290kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 204mg | Potassium: 150mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1mg
Derek Campanile
Derek Campanile
I'm an IT professional by day. Home cook for the family by night. Follow my blog for easy to make recipes, how-to's and ideas to gather the family at the dinner table!

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