✦ That is how the King of Rock and Roll Elvis Presley's favourite peanut butter sandwich has been described. While Elvis is primarily known for being one of the greatest entertainers of the 20th century, we can't ignore his namesake sandwich—the one containing peanut butter, banana and bacon all smashed together!
Nicknamed the "Elvis" sandwich, this collision of delicious indulgence is made up of ingredients that seem like they'd clash. But much like Elvis's music - a dynamic rockabilly fusion of heartfelt country and soulful rhythm and blues - they create something uniquely beautiful.
The combo is sweet, salty, creamy, and crunchy all at once.
Have you ever tried one? If not, here's your chance to try it yourself! (Adapted from: The Peanut Butter & Co. Cookbook by Lee Zalben.)
3 tablespoons peanut butter (50g), divided
2 slices white sandwich bread, lightly toasted
1/2 large ripe bananas, sliced crosswise into 1/3-inch-thick slices
2 slices cooked bacon, optional
2 tablespoons honey, optional
3 tablespoons (42g) unsalted butter, divided
Spread peanut butter evenly on one side of both slices of bread. Place banana slices on
top of peanut butter in an even layer on one of the slices. Top with bacon slices, if using and drizzle with honey, if using. Top with the remaining slice of bread, peanut butter-side down and press gently to secure sandwich.
Heat a 10-inch cast-iron skillet or griddle over medium heat for 3 minutes. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in preheated skillet. Gently transfer the prepared sandwich to the melted butter in the skillet and cook until the underside of bread is golden brown and crispy, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.
Flip the sandwich, adding the remaining 1 tablespoon butter while flipping, and continue to cook until the second underside is golden brown and crispy, 1 1/2 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let sit for 3 minutes, then transfer to a cutting board. Slice in half, and serve immediately.
Smooth or crunchy peanut butter will work well in this recipe, the choice is yours.
If biting into this delicious Elvis sandwich is making you feel nostalgic for Elvis' music, you may be inspired to read about how his fans are on a quest to help save Elvis' Circle G Ranch.
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