Peanut Butter, Banana & Bacon Sandwich – The Elvis

Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977.  I was 16 years old and I was in Berlin at the time.  Don’t get out your calculators, I’m 52 years old!

Several years ago, I taught a cooking class and the theme was A Culinary Tribute to Elvis.  Boy, did we cook up some healthy stuff!  Take your Lipitor and get ready!

A peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwich, sometimes referred to as an Elvis sandwich or simply the Elvis, consists of toasted bread slices with peanut butter, sliced banana, and fried bacon. Honey is sometimes included. The sandwich is frequently cooked in a pan or on a griddle.  I actually love this sandwich, but try to only have it once in a blue moon…

Peanut Butter, Banana & Bacon Sandwich – The Elvis

Serves 4

2 Tbs butter, softened
8 slices white bread
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1 large, ripe banana, sliced
1/4 cup honey (optional)
12 slices bacon, fried until crispy

Spread the butter on 1 side of each slice of bread. On the other side of half of the slices spread peanut butter. Place banana slices on top of peanut butter. Drizzle honey over bananas. Place 3 bacon slices on top of the banana, then place the remaining buttered bread slices on top, butter-side-out.

Place sandwiches on a preheated grill pan or griddle. Flip them over when they become golden brown and crispy. When the sandwiches are browned on both sides, remove to plates. Slice in half and serve immediately.


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