One thing I share with my dad is my love for peanut butter. The first brand of peanut butter I was introduced to was Lily’s peanut butter slathered in pandesal. I believe most Filipino children in the 70s are familiar with and grew up with this brand. Later on, we would always buy a jar of Jiff or Skippy whichever is available from Rustan’s or Landmark every time we would go grocery shopping.
I had my first taste of grilled peanut butter and banana sandwich from Oliver’s Super Sandwiches the HK franchise sandwich shop in Glorietta that opened in the 90s. One time my dad handed me a brown bag from the store when he picked me up from work. He knew I would be hungry as we almost always hit traffic along South Expressway on the way home. He said he chose it since he knows how much I love peanut butter. I still do, and I sometimes eat a slice of bread with peanut butter for dessert.
This blog is dedicated to my dad who is no longer with us. Every time I eat this I am reminded of him and all the memories we have sharing the love for this food.
To make, get 2 slices of bread (I used oat but you can use whatever you prefer). Slather one side with peanut butter, then layer it with banana slices. Place the other piece of bread on top.
Get a skillet and place over medium heat. Add a pat of butter and carefully place your sandwich and cook until browned and a bit crisp. Then flip and continue to cook until brown on both sides. Remove from skillet and slice in half. Serve with a cold glass of milk.