Cornflakes Crusted Grilled Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich

I hope there is no age limit on loving grilled sandwiches for dinner.  To my beloved’s dismay at times, I love nothing more than grilled sandwiches or plain toasts with canned soup for dinner.  Men being men, it seems like the ideal men-approved dinners tend to revolve around plenty of carbs, meat and minimal veggies *sigh*. So in his eyes, grilled sandwiches and toasts belong to the snack category rather than main course. Fortunately for me, I have full control of the kitchen operation; unfortunately for him, he has to eat whatever the operator (me) produces. ;-)

Tonight I was craving for some peanut butter and jelly sandwich for dinner and thanks for some leftovers from previous night,  my beloved’s dinner was covered.  Hence it would be wrong if I didn’t act on my PB&J cravings.

This time, however,  I wanted to stray a little from the conventional PB&J. I wanted a version which screamed decadence! Maybe it has something to do with the upcoming holiday huh? Still fresh from my previous cornflakes crusted “deep fried” wings recipe, I thought why not give my PB&J the first coating of beaten egg (to make a french toast) and followed by a crusty coating of handcrushed cornflakes?

Oh don’t mind me, as always, I’m on a quest to “crunchy-tize” my food. :P

 

{Enjoy!}

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39 Responses to Cornflakes Crusted Grilled Peanut Butter & Jelly Sandwich
  1. penny aka jeroxie
    November 30, 2010 | 11:57 am

    I can just imagine the crunch crunch crunch!

    • Emily
      December 1, 2010 | 10:39 am

      Hi Penny, yep it’s crunchy all da wayyyyyyyyyy! :D

  2. Amy Bakes Everything
    November 30, 2010 | 12:11 pm

    I’m totally making this for my husband for supper tonight. He will freak out with happiness. So will my kids. Well done!

    • Emily
      December 1, 2010 | 10:38 am

      Aww, lucky you – having a husband and kids that will jump for joy over grilled sandwiches for supper (I’m assuming you meant dinner right? – In my household, supper means snack time before bed time)! :) Hope you’ll enjoy the sandwiches!

  3. Liz @ Blog is the New Black
    November 30, 2010 | 1:06 pm

    Interesting and delicious idea!!!

    • Emily
      December 1, 2010 | 10:34 am

      Thanks for your lovely comment, Liz! :)

  4. RavieNomNoms
    November 30, 2010 | 2:20 pm

    What a creative idea! I love it…there is nothing wrong with grilled sandwiches for dinner! Who doesn’t love PB&J?

    • Emily
      December 1, 2010 | 10:33 am

      Oh you’re so sweet about the grilled sandwiches for dinner thing. The “adults” in my life will shake their heads at the idea *roll my eyes*

  5. melissa@the hungry artist
    November 30, 2010 | 2:28 pm

    Great idea! Love anything crunchy, and I can’t live without my daily dose of PB and J (I eat it every morning– actually this dish would be fun for breakfast too!)

    • Emily
      December 1, 2010 | 10:31 am

      Hi Melissa,
      Wow every morning? I try to space it out, alternating between PB&J and cream cheese. Ok now, I see it in writing, I don’t see the whole point of spacing it out (I thought I was trying to be healthy). ;)

  6. chocolatesuze
    November 30, 2010 | 2:53 pm

    i think im in love

    • Emily
      December 1, 2010 | 10:28 am

      yep, that makes the two of us – in the PB&J love boat! ;)

  7. Mimi
    November 30, 2010 | 7:01 pm

    I was initially confused at what I was looking at, but now that I understand, it looks delicious!

    • Emily
      December 1, 2010 | 10:26 am

      Thanks Mimi, for your lovely comment! I hope the pine cone branch wasn’t the culprit behind your confusion. ;)

  8. dawn hutchins
    December 1, 2010 | 12:10 am

    What a fabulous idea. I LOOOVE PB&J. Who doesn’t?!

    • Emily
      December 1, 2010 | 10:24 am

      Thanks Dawn! I totally agree with you!

  9. Dimah
    December 1, 2010 | 7:22 am

    That looks absolutely amazing! great idea!

    • Emily
      December 1, 2010 | 10:17 am

      Glad that you don’t think its too ridiculous, hehe! ;)

  10. Tanantha @ I Just Love My Apron
    December 1, 2010 | 8:26 am

    This is like a next level of peanut butter jelly sandwich Emily! I really like your decoration and the plate is pretty.

    • Emily
      December 1, 2010 | 10:15 am

      Hehe, got some time to kill lately and hence the decoration. It’s actually a pine cone branch I picked from the Botanical Park where I live, didn’t know what to do with it at the time, but I needed to bring it home to add to my pile of “stuffs” I’ve been collecting, hehe!

  11. Sandy
    December 1, 2010 | 8:30 am

    I came to your site for the lamb meatballs but, I’ll come back because of these fun sandwiches! What a really fun twist!

    We still have three days to enter our site’s birthday give away for a KitchenAid mixer. Come on over to EverydaySouthwest.com and join the party!

    • Emily
      December 1, 2010 | 10:12 am

      Hi Sandy,
      I’m happy that you like both of my made-up recipes, hehe! Oh and thanks for the info on the giveaway, LOVE KitchenAid mixer, who doesn’t?

  12. Kita
    December 1, 2010 | 2:11 pm

    What beautiful pictures! I am not a fan of a traditional pb&j (not that being cornflake crusted is traditional – I just don’t like jelly) but htis looks amazing!

    • Emily
      December 1, 2010 | 2:22 pm

      Hi Kita,

      While we were going on and on about who doesn’t like PB&J, there you are ,hahaha! ;)
      Thanks for your lovely comment. :D

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  14. Gali
    December 4, 2010 | 6:39 pm

    Just the photos made me so hungry! I haven’t had a sandwich dinner in such a long time… nor PB&J for that matter. They don’t even sell peanut butter at the shops here :(

    • Emily
      December 9, 2010 | 2:41 am

      Oh you poor thing – if there’s no PB & J sandwich, I’m also happy with melted butter over toast. :)

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  16. A Little Yumminess
    December 6, 2010 | 11:22 pm

    What a novel and fun idea…some of the best things are simple. This is a kid (and adult) pleaser!

    • Emily
      December 9, 2010 | 2:43 am

      Yeah, grilled sandwich is fun to make as well as to eat, hehehe! Just thought one can’t go wrong with PB&J sandwich….for snack as well as or dinner. :P

  17. medical blog
    January 4, 2011 | 5:47 am

    Add crunch to a great treat. Love it. Great new way to get the peanut butter benefits to health.

  18. Mal
    January 5, 2011 | 5:17 am

    Omg I’m so excited to make this for breakfast tomorrow O.O

  19. Cynthia Flint Crawford
    January 31, 2011 | 9:03 am

    Emily:
    I think I’m going to try PB&J with a specialty flake like that’s got a little more punch. I was already hungry before I read this. Now I’m really hungry!!! Thanks for the beautiful new way to make my PB&J sing.

    • Emily
      February 1, 2011 | 12:03 am

      Thanks Cynthia… you can’t go wrong with a crunchy PB&J!

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