I found that medium heat works best and it only takes about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes on each side before you
get that nice golden brown coloration. From there I used a paper towel to wrap it before I put it into a Ziplock bag. I figured this would cut down on the slipperiness when I went to eat it later. The paper towel worked well, although the bread was definitely a bit greasy by lunchtime. Here it is after the first two bites (photo on right).
The verdict? I really can’t recommend this one for packing into your lunchbox. If you want a PBJ, I say just make one. Or if you want it with a fun twist, go for yesterday’s recipe. But the grilled PBJ definitely loses its appeal when it sits around. That being said, it’s probably a great after-school or after-work treat, but even then…it’s kinda like those chocolate chip pancakes that you see at IHOP. Sure it would be a little better, but do you really want that much of a gutbuster? I guess I’m trying to say that it’s a bit of overkill, kinda like a fried twinkie. After this one, I’m ready to get back to some healthier choices. Maybe I’ll even pack a salad pod, although I better hurry. Stay tuned!