Monday, November 2, 2009

Elvis’s Hot Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwich

Elvis may have been the King of Rock but apparently this guy was also the king of food as he had one heck of an appetite. They say he had an ability to pack away insane amounts of bacon, honeydew melons, Spanish omelets and peanut and chocolate-topped ice cream cones. I guess that’s why the big guy’s outfits continued to expand in size over the years.

From what I’ve read, Elvis liked to eat but he didn’t do a whole lot of cooking for himself. With that said, there is one recipe that seems to be a culinary creation of the King. It’s a hot peanut butter and banana sandwich and I gave it a try this past weekend. I wasn’t blown away by it nor disappointed. After all it is basically a peanut butter and banana sandwich which I used to eat religiously as a kid. Since this sandwich was grilled I thought it could use a light sprinkle of ground cinnamon to give it the extra Elvis flair it deserves. Overall I would give this gooey sandwich three XL Elvis outfits out of five.

If the thought of bananas and peanut butter gets you all shook up….in a good way…then give Presley’s sandwich a try.

Elvis Presley’s Hot Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich

1 tbsp peanut butter (preferably smooth)
2 slices of bread (go with whole wheat to make it slightly healthier)
½ ripe banana, mashed with a fork (about 2 tbsp)
1 tbsp butter
Pinch or two ground cinnamon

Spread peanut butter evenly on 1 slice of bread, then spread mashed banana on other slice, leaving a ¼ border around edge. Close sandwich and gently press bread slices together.

Heat butter in an 8-inch skillet over medium heat. Fry sandwich, turning over once, until golden brown about 2 minutes. Serve on a plate and lightly sprinkle with cinnamon.

Volume: Makes 1 sandwich

What do you think? Is this sandwich fit for a king?

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Brent Garell
The Kitchen Roadie

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