The Elvis sandwich was named after the legendary king of rock and roll Elvis Presley. According to Wikipedia, he was fond of sandwiches with bananas and peanut butter. He even craved for Fool’s Gold Loaf, which is a loaf of Italian bread stuffed with bacon, peanut butter and grape jelly. This special sandwich can be found in a five-star restaurant in Denver, Colorado called Colorado Mine Company. During the 60’s it was known as “the place to be”.
Here is a yummy recipe that uses his favorite ingredients without the bacon fat, although if you want the salty taste to stick to the bread, you can heat the bread in the same pan which you used for frying the bacon. Just make sure that the oil isn’t too much.
The type of peanut butter used can also make a big difference as there are many types. Feel free to use one that suits your taste, but smooth peanut butter usually is the best option. I must agree though that crunchy peanut butter can add more texture to this delectable sandwich.
12 strips bacon
1/2 teaspoon oil
1/2 cup peanut butter
2 large bananas, sliced
1/4 cup honey
8 slices white bread
2 tablespoons softened butter
Heat the oil in a large skillet or frying pan over medium heat. Fry the bacon strips for 3-5 minutes or until they are crisp. After, transfer them to a plate lined with paper towels to drain the excess oil.
Spread butter on 2 slices of bread. Place the bread butter side down on a flat surface or plate. Next, spread peanut butter on the other side. Top it with bananas. Pour some honey over the bananas and put 3 slices of bacon on top of it and then cover it with the other slice of bread. Repeat this for the remaining ingredients.
Transfer the assembled sandwich on a hot grill for 3-5 minutes or until they are hot and crispy. Transfer the sandwiches to a plate and slice them in half before serving. Serve warm with fries or chips.
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