How To Make A Spicy Peanut Butter And Jelly Sandwich

Just about a year ago, I taught you how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. You were grateful and it’s something you’ll never forget. Now I’m going to let you in on another one of my secrets, both because I consider you a friend and because I’m worried it will come out when I’m eventually hacked and I’d like to get ahead of the story: Did you know you can put red pepper flakes on there also?

I’ll pause for a moment to let the information “sink in.” Yes, it’s true. And since I’m letting you in on this secret, I guess I might as well let you in on this related one: I discovered this combination one day when I wanted something spicy but only had ingredients to make a peanut butter and jelly. (This is not including the McCormick® Red Pepper, Crushed I had with my spices.)

Please refer to the Peanut Butter and Jelly (plain) instructions for steps one through six, and please slide in this step, step five-and-a-half, right after step five (“Put Jam Only on One Side”).

5.5 Put Crushed Red Pepper On The Non-Jam Side

Sprinkle a lot of red pepper flakes on the non-jam side. I guess you could also put them on the jam side if you must, but wouldn’t you like both peanut butters to have a friend? I think that would be nice. So maybe you should just put the flakes on the non-jam side and stop thinking of ways to undermine me because you are jealous of my idea and it shows.

As you already know, I have McCormick® Red Pepper, Crushed, which is not a particularly high-end or “good” type of crushed red pepper. I can only imagine that if you have “good” crushed red pepper it will be even better. It’s spicy and, I don’t know what else to tell you, it’s good.

Dusty Matthews, a New York City media type known to me primarily from Awl Slack, offered the name “The Menace” for this sandwich, named after the nickname of a dog we once knew. Personally I think that is a good name.

So, that’s how you make it.