When I was a kid, my mom was big on serving her family real foods. She never let me have fun foods like marshmallow fluff, and I was always trying to sneak over to my friend’s house, where they had all the good stuff. Now this marshmallow fluff dessert is my restaurant’s bestseller. People come in and take pictures of it, blog about it and come back for more. Sorry, mom!

I like to use pan de mie or brioche, but challah also works well, and even good old white bread will do.


3 c. vegetable oil
2 slices bread
3 Tbs. peanut butter
½ banana, thinly sliced
3 Tbs. marshmallow fluff
⅓ c. all-purpose flour
2 eggs, beaten
½ c. panko
Dash salt


In a 10 to 12-inch sauté pan, heat the oil to 350˚F. While the oil heats, spread the peanut butter on one slice of bread and top it with the banana. Spread the marshmallow fluff on the other slice of bread, and put your sandwich together. Dust the entire sandwich in flour. Cover every bit of it, especially any oozing marshmallow fluff. Otherwise the fluff will spew all over the pan. Dredge the sandwich in the eggs, and with a dry hand coat it in panko. Place the sandwich in the oil to fry it for about 2 minutes, or until that side is golden brown. Use two forks to flip the sandwich, then fry the other side until its golden brown, too. With a spatula, move the sandwich from the pan to a plate. Sprinkle it with salt, slice it in half and serve.


Serves 2