The title of this post is exactly what I said to my friend Hans when he told me what to order at the Fishers Island Club halfway hut. He slowly repeated himself very clearly, “Peanut butter, jelly, bacon. Trust me, you’ll love it.” I am definitely a fan of peanut butter and just about anything sandwiches . . . hell, I copped to eating peanut butter and pickle sandwiches just a few weeks ago. Jelly and bacon? Those two ingredients seem to be odd bedfellows. I was definitely a skeptic, but as they say . . . when on Fishers Island do as the Fishers Islanders . . . or something like that.
Anyway, I did as I was told and this local delicacy which was served in simple white paper wrapper was WAY better than anticipated. In fact I’d even go so far as to say it was surprisingly good. I have not made these at home yet, but maybe someday I will. If you ever find yourself at Fishers Island be sure to sample this local specialty. It certainly supports the theory that bacon goes with everything.