Although there is a cult following for this lunch box treat, I understand that some of you may still be skeptical. I do think that those who prefer savory over sweet will be more inclined towards this sandwich. However, I still recommend that you give it a try regardless of your savory vs. sweet preferences. In my experience, the un-initiated often cringe when I describe the PBDB, but when they actually taste one, they are pleasantly surprised.
The ingredients are simple:
Your favorite bread
Your favorite peanut butter
Your favorite dill pickle
Last Friday, I cracked out the crock pickles that I had started 3 weeks ago, which are now fully sour.
Crock pickles three weeks ago:
Crock pickles now:
Suffice it to say that crock pickles are not for the faint of heart. They're not pretty, and they're even a little scary...a perfect addition to any haunted house..., but they are tasty. The cloudiness is expected. These pickles cure in a saltwater solution by means of fermentation caused by lactic acid bacteria, which appears as a cloudy film in brine. Despite their looks, we've been enjoying them for the last few days in peanut butter and dill pickle sandwiches.
So, my final note is this:
Don't let the PBDPs give you the heebie-jeebies!