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The Elvis Presley Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich Recipe
Try Elvis Presley's Peanut Butter And Banana Elvis Sandwich Recipe
Understandably, residents of Tennessee feel a sense of pride when they think of their home state. There are many iconic things that have come out of Tennessee; the Vols, Kenny Chesney, the 1982 World's Fair, and the ELVIS SANDWICH RECIPE.
Oh yes, this well-known peanut butter and banana sandwich has had many variations but will always be known as an Elvis sandwich. Some people say that this unhealthy sandwich may have contributed to Elvis's death; others have called it a genius. Whatever you think of this odd concoction of food, Tennesseans are proud to claim it.
Picture by lpettinati on Flickr.
The Peanut Butter, Banana and Bacon Sandwich
The legend of the Elvis Sandwich Recipe.
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.
The recipe for Elvis' sandwich is available in many cookbooks, magazine articles and newspapers and can even be found as an item to purchase in restaurants that sell pb sandwiches like P.B. Loco and Peanut Butter & Co.
People refer to the peanut butter and banana sandwich as one of Elvis Presley's favorites but his food cravings are infamous and include other specialties like Fool's Gold Loaf, which consists of an Italian bread loaf loaded with bacon, peanut butter and grape jelly.
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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 favorite sandwich with crisp bacon.
Another story says that he ate his sandwiches with peanut butter, caramelized banana and crispy bacon. states that "Elvis might have been horribly misguided about drugs and sequins, but he got one thing right -- peanut butter and banana sandwiches". They recommend using one half of a banana and one piece of bacon on each sandwich and then grilling it all together in a pan with melted butter. The Good, the Bad, and the Yummy
Image by thegirlsny.
The average "Elvis Sandwich"
has 400 calories and
about 30 grams of fat...
before the bacon is added!
How To Make An Elvis Sandwich
Elvis Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich Recipe
Basic Elvis Sandwich Recipe
2 slices bread
Smooth peanut butter
Melt the butter on medium heat in a skillet. Spread peanut butter on both slices of bread. Slice the banana lengthwise and lay it on one slice of bread. Cover with the other slice of bread. Fry the sandwich on both sides (2 minutes each) until the peanut butter is melted.
Rachael Ray 12-Inch Cast Iron Skillet - With Silicone Grip Handles, Orange with Matte Black Interior
In the South, they know that nothing tastes better than when it is fried in a cast iron skillet. Being the wonderful person that she is, Rachael Ray designed a cast iron skillet with an orange handle. How amazing that it is the same color as the beloved Tennessee Volunteer football team! Thanks Rachael!
Perfect for making the Elvis Sandwich!
Elvis Sandwich Recipe Variations - Different ways to make an Elvis Sandwich
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 gave you was very basic. You can personalize it any way you like. Below are a list of links to even more Elvis sandwich recipes. Some are very basic, others very fancy. Read through and decide which ones you would like to try. No matter how you decide to make your Elvis Sandwich, I'm sure it will be quite a pleasure.
- The Elvis: Peanut Butter, Bacon, and Banana
This version of the Elvis Sandwich features honey drizzled bananas and crispy bacon.
- Elvis Sandwich from All Recipes
This is the basic recipe with bacon added.
- Elvis Presley's Hot Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich Recipe From Epicurious
This recipe uses mashed bananas.
- The Elvis Sandwich Recipe
This recipe combines the Elvis Sandwich with strawberry jam and maple syrup.
- Paula Deen's Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich Recipe
Leave it to Paula Deen...her Elvis sandwich has honey and cinnamon right in the sandwich. After frying it is coated in a cinnamon/sugar mix.
Basic Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich Looks delicious! Photo by Jamieanne on Flickr.
To Have Bacon Or Not - That is the question
Whether Elvis had bacon on his original sandwich or not, I want to know how you would prefer it.
Should the Elvis Sandwich have bacon on it?
How To Make An Elvis Sandwich Video - Making An Elvis Sandwich
More Elvis Presley Reading
Find the recipe for making Elvis Presley's favorite sandwich.
Learn more about the Elvis Presley Christmas Duets album.
A book review of the fictional book, Losing Graceland.
On Thursday, October 21, 2010, Oprah Winfrey interviewed Lisa Marie Presley, ex-wife of Michael Jackson. Learn more.
© 2010 Treasures By Brenda