4/02/2013 05:25:00 PM

Most Ridiculous Thing We Ate Today: Fried PB&J from Melt It!

How do you make something as wholesome as a peanut-butter-and-jelly sandwich into a dirty gut-bomb? Drop it in a vat of hot oil, of course. The guys at Pasadena's newish Melt It! certainly have a way with melting things - cheese, for the most part, but also Snickers, Milky Ways and Butterfingers, because candy, like just about anything, becomes completely molten when fried. Case in point: the PB&J.

After the entire sandwich gets battered and fried to a super-crisp golden-brown, the creamy peanut butter swirls into the strawberry jelly. It's sweet and rather tasty, but it's no longer lunch or an afternoon snack. This is dessert, and more than a few bites will practically kill you. But if you're going to honor National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day (today), you might as well go big. And greasy. Since Melt It! is a grilled-cheese spot, we also tried one of the signature sandwiches, but we'll save that for National Grilled Cheese Day.


  1. I personally think that anything fried is great. But never thought to fry this. This is mind blowing. Hoping to try this great recipe.

  2. Wow that is a heart stopper. I had heard of the deep fried Mars bar and this is in the same level. I wanna try it just for curiousity