I saw that Garden and Gun has an article on line identifying “Six Sandwiches You Should Try Today.” I don’t think they mean you should try all six today, but I did try one: Peanut Butter and Mayonnaise.
Peanut butter and mayonnaise used to be common in some areas of the South back when everyone was poor. Well, almost everyone. I don’t specifically recall ever having had one as a child. My lunch sandwiches, other than peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, usually involved mayonnaise and white bread: sliced olives and mayonnaise, pimiento cheese with dill pickles and iceberg lettuce, Swiss cheese with pickle and iceberg lettuce, and a single slice of tinned pineapple with mayonnaise. I also had ham sandwiches, with one slice of ham — sometimes with mustard and dill pickle. I still frequently eat each of those, except for the tinned pineapple. I always use preserves rather than jelly, and the days of a single slice of ham are long gone. My favorite lunch was leftover fried chicken, which I usually had on field trips
But I never had a peanut butter and mayonnaise sandwich. So I decided to try one. I used Jif Extra Crunchy Peanut Butter, Hellmann’s mayonnaise, both of which are brands to which I am committed. I used Whole Foods White Sandwich Bread, which is okay. (I dislike the taste of whole wheat bread, and peanut butter on rye or pumpernickel is just wrong.)
I liked it. The mayonnaise adds a nice note of tartness which marries well with the peanut butter. It’s a savory alternative to the usual sweet ingredients — jams and preserves or bananas — in peanut butter sandwiches. You should give it a try.
I wonder what peanut butter and mayonnaise would be like with a couple of strips of bacon.