In a thread I created over at the LOL Hawaii Facebook group titled “Funny Food Habits” (regurgitated from this blog), group member Kanani S. suggested trying one of her faves, a Peanut Butter Guava Jelly & Fried Egg Sandwich. WTH? Really!? She swore it’s really ono, so I just had to give it a shot.
Here you see for the “ingrediments” I have Love’s Hearth 100% Whole Wheat Bread (my pantry standard), Skippy creamy Peanut Butter, Hawaiian Sun Guava Jelly and local farm-fresh eggs from OK Poultry out in Waimanalo. The BEST eggs on the island, period!
Frying in the pan, you can see how large and gloriously orange-yellow that luscious local egg yolk is. A thing of tasty beauty!
Kanani specified to cook the egg over-easy, which normally I’m down with for that runny-rich “yolk soak ‘n dip” action, however this is the only part where I decided to cook it over-well, being I didn’t think that runny yolk would play well particularly with the peanut butter.
Assembling this crazy concoction of a sandwich, I generously coated each TOASTED slice of bread with peanut butter and jelly, finished with the fried egg in the center. Note I also gave the egg a hit of salt ‘n pep, as is always protocol for me with eggs.
And? Um, no. This does not work. I understand this came under the subject “Funny Food Habits”, including folks who eat the weirdest of concoctions, myself included. I’m totally into this kinda’ stuff! But no, the combination of the peanut butter, very fruity sweet and slightly acidic guava jelly and fried egg? To me they butted heads as badly as republicans and democrats.
Even if I had kept the fried egg yolk runny, no. I can tell that still wouldn’t have made this any better. Perhaps worse. And I used the best, freshest eggs money can buy (they were just hatched a few days ago). My only other variable I can think of would be the choice of bread. Would white bread have been better, being more neutral in flavor vs. whole wheat? I doubt it.
You know what I think would work in a Guava Jelly Peanut Butter Sandwich? BACON! Duh. Of course it would. Bacon is good with everything!
Anyways, if you ask me? Kids, don’t try this at home. While clearly this proves the palate can be fickle, with this not working personally for me, still, I’d like to thank Kanani S. on FB for sharing her funny food habit. Mahalo!