(this post bought to you by the letter P)
PeaBee and Pickles. It’s a Caterpillar delicacy and prone to making several appearances on this blog of mine.
I rest my case. As a proponent of such an adventurous snack, it’s my civic duty to prepare readers who’re inspired to try this culinary oddity with the knowledge they need beforehand.
One should not undertake pickle and peanut butter consumption blindly.
Proper Pickle & PeaBee Preparation
(say it three times fast)
This, my friends, is how it’s really done.
#1. Picking the Perfect Pickle
(three times fast)
DO NOT go and get some slimy soggy pickle off the grocery store shelves. You need fresh, crisp deli pickles.
Get the half-sour variety. More cucumber than pickle, they are pre-pubescent pickles* with a vibrant green color.
*(three times fast)
Check the ingredients. You’re looking for no preservatives – just the basics. These ones are made right in my hometown. You gotta go local on this one.
#2 Persnickety Peanut Butter Preference
(3 times fast)
Select a peanut butter with no added sugar. I prefer to grind my own with dry-roasted unsalted peanuts:
*ahem* This counts, right?
For real though, check your ingredients. Don’t be fooled by labels like “Organic” or “Natural” because most have added sugar. My favorite off the shelf?
A little salt won’t hurt:
#3 Putting on the Peanut Butter
This step requires neither skill nor fancy utensils. Just get the job done using your intuition and whatever you have on hand.
This is actually too much peabee for my pickle palate, but you can spread the excess on the other half. Experiment – you’ll find the ratio that pleases you.
There you have it! All the background you need to develop Peanut Butter & Pickle Prowess.
My parents are probably proud.
Please take a moment to participate in my survey by telling me what you think.
A) Um…Gross. But we can still be friends.
B) I love pickles and peanut butter.
C) I’m intrigued, but it ain’t gonna happen.
D) I’m gonna get my peabee and pickle swagger on soon.
Do any of y’all eat weirdo snack combos?