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Taste test: fried peanut butter and banana sandwich

Posted October 8, 2010 1:29 a.m. EDT
Updated October 8, 2010 3:38 p.m. EDT

My favorite peanut butter sandwich -- no kidding -- is peanut butter, cheese, and onions. There is no need to tell me that's weird. The look I get from the deli person at Whole Foods whenever I order one has made that infinitely clear.

Considering that, a peanut butter and banana sandwich, even fried, did not strike me as extremely odd on a Fair food scale. It actually struck me as a pretty good lunch. So I tried one.

McBride's has the PB&B (called the "Graceland Special") for five bucks. As it was coming up on lunch they were a couple of sandwiches ahead in prep, so the sandwich I got was warm but not hot.

That didn't stop the peanut butter (smooth) from being warm and gooshy. McBride's did not skimp on the bananas. The bread, lightly fried, was neither hard nor soggy. It was pretty thick bread, too (I guess it would have to be.)

Though eating a Graceland Special was not the adventure that dissecting and eating last year's big Fair food (fried butter) was, it was tasty. One sandwich and I was set for several hours of walking around the Dixie Classic Fair. As my mother says, peanut butter sticks to the ribs.