Monday, April 28, 2008

The Elvis Sandwich

I've had this recipe for many years, and though I don't make it too often, I so enjoy it when I do. Today I had it for lunch.

Elvis Presley's Grilled Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich

2 slices of white bread
2 tablespoons of smooth peanut butter
1 small ripe banana mashed
2 tablespoons butter

Spread the peanut butter on one slice of bread and the mashed banana on the other. Press the slices gently together. Melt the butter (or to be truly Elvis-like, melt bacon fat!), over low heat in a small frying pan. Place the sandwich in the pan and fry until golden brown on both sides. Eat it with a glass of buttermilk.
Please note: Elvis tended to eat 12-15 sandwiches a sitting (Not sure I believe this!)

My notes:
I use my homemade bread.
I butter the grilling sides of the bread rather than melt butter in the pan.
I spread just one side of the bread, in this order: peanut butter, honey, and mashed banana. I don't measure, but I definitely don't use as much pb as he did, and I use just 1/2 banana.
This makes a very tasty and quick lunch that stays with you a long time.


  1. "That stays with you a long time"....unlike Elvis sadly, probably in part due to yummy sandwiches like this one!

  2. Sounds good!

    We have toasted peanut butter and bacon sandwiches sometimes. Which could be grilled too, of course.

    And I'm trying to only eat the bread which my husband makes in his bread machine. No more store bought bread. :-)


  3. Hi Sara..thank you for your sweet visit...I see your reading Home To Holly Springs...I did so enjoy reading this book...A friend of mine gave me a stack of Jan Karon's books...The Mitford Series...I just love the small town folks in her books...The sandwich looks tasty :)...Dee Dee

  4. This looks really good and I'm not really much of a peanut butter person. 12 sandwiches. Seems a lot. No wonder he had weight problems later.

    Glad you had a good week for relaxing. Talk to you soon.

  5. Oh. My. Gosh. This looks absolutely sinful! I must try this!

  6. This Elvis Sandwich sounds good to me. I make toast and put peanut butter on and then sliced bananas. Never thought about grilling it, but why not?


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