TWE Fool's Gold Sandwich, Man Food cookbook
TWE Fool's Gold Sandwich, Man Food cookbook

Wrap your mitts around a fool’s gold mandwich

The mandwich is no humble repast. It’s a beast subject to its own laws; one that may leave you gasping for breath, wiping condiments from your chin and sitting out your next meal. But Billy Law, the culinary genius behind new cookbook Man Food, has toned down the fool’s gold from the mighty monsters originally developed in Colorado, which boasted a hollowed-out bread roll stuffed with one jar each of peanut butter and grape jelly, and a pound of crispy bacon. Billy’s recipe below serves two very hungry bellies.

4 bacon slices
2 crusty bread rolls
peanut butter
grape jelly, blackberry or strawberry jam
maple syrup


Fry the bacon in a non-stick frying pan over medium heat until crisp, about five minutes. Tip the fat from the pan.

Slice the bread rolls in half horizontally and spread butter on the insides, then toast the bread using the same pan, cut side down, until golden, about one minute.

Spread peanut butter on one side of the bread, jam on the other, put two bacon slices in each roll and drizzle with maple syrup.

Serve immediately.

Recipe and images from Man Food by Billy Law, published by Hardie Grant Books. 

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