Thursday, April 7, 2011

My Favorite (Weird) Sandwich

Everyone thinks I'm crazy the first time they see this sandwich. "Apples and peanut butter, sure. But I just can't eat that." But most of the time if I can convince someone to take a bite, suddenly they see the light. This is an amazing sandwich. Unorthodox, but delightful. And wonderfully healthy.

Start with some whole-grain bread. I usually have something like that on hand, and this time I used this:

Two pieces. Surely you know how to make a sandwich.

Slice an apple. I use a little less than half an apple for this. I happened to have an organic Braeburn on hand. Your favorite apple will work great. Granny Smith are especially strange but wonderful in this.

Sliced sharp cheddar cheese. As always, whatever cheese is in your fridge will suffice. Personally, I'm a sharpest-possible cheddar girl. For this particular sandwich, it makes a great contrast to the other ingredients.

Whatever nut butter you have. I've had this sandwich with cashew butter and loved it. I've made it tons of times with various peanut butters. This time my natural peanut butter was getting to the bottom of the jar and difficult to spread, so I used almond butter. It's all good.

Again, I don't REALLY like carrots, but one of the two times I've had this sandwich in a cafe, they put carrots on it. It's a nice way to round out the other ingredients, get some extra crunch and add a color. Chop up a carrot or baby carrot. Someone left some already-sliced carrots at my house, so I had no excuse not to use some this time.

Squish together and eat! I took this for lunch and it held up nicely in Tupperware for a few hours.

What "weird" sandwiches do you like to eat?

Cheddar Apple Sandwich
(makes 1 sandwich)

2 pieces whole-grain bread
1/2 apple, sliced
Sliced sharp cheddar cheese
2 tbsp nut butter
Carrot matchsticks

1. Assemble sandwich.
2. Eat sandwich.

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