How to make an Elvis sandwich

Posted by Miriam On May - 28 - 20113,296 views

Elvis ate one a day: a peanut butter banana sandwich, fried in butter. No wonder, that in the last months of his life, he gained a little overweight…
Anyway, honestly admitted, this Elvis sandwich is very good. And those extra calories you’ll lose after an evening rockin’ and rollin’.
And no American lunch is complete without a pinch of Elvis on the menu.

Often referred to as the Elvis sandwich and sometimes even called just the Elvis, this peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwich consists of exactly those ingredients – two pieces of bread toasted, peanut butter, a sliced banana and some fried bacon. Honey is optional. The whole sandwich is usually grilled as you would a grilled cheese sandwich.
Elvis’ love of this sandwich is legendary. However, bacon is not always a part of the recipe although in a book about Elvis’ mom, Gladys Presley, it is claimed that he consumed and even wolfed down his favourite sandwich with crisp bacon.
Another story says that he ate his sandwiches with peanut butter, caramelized banana and crispy bacon.
There is so much controversy about how Elvis made his sandwich. Some say it had bacon, some say it was added later. There are those that say it was fried in bacon grease instead of butter. Some say it has mashed bananas while others say they were pan fried with honey. The list goes on and on. I’m not sure we will ever know.
The recipe I give you is the one with bacon.
          2 slices white bread
          butter, softened
          smooth peanut butter
          1 ripe banana, sliced
          3 slices bacon, sauteed until crispy
Spread the butter on 1 side of each slice of bread. On the other side of the slices spread peanut butter.
Place banana slices on top of the peanut butter. Drizzle honey over the bananas.
Place 3 bacon slices on top of the banana, then place the remaining buttered bread slices on top, butter-side-out.
Place sandwiches on a preheated grill pan or griddle. Flip them over when they become brown and crispy. When the sandwiches are browned on both sides, remove to plates. Slice in half and serve immediately.
Bon appetit!

If you want to read more about Elvis his favourite food, check the links below.
All cooked up: recipes and memories from Elvis’ friends and family.

Fit for a King: The Elvis Presley cookbook.

The Presley family and friends cookbook.


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