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THE SANDWICH THAT KILLED ELVIS (WE LIKE IT WITHOUT THE BACON)

We love a good mashed banana and peanut open sandwich for tea sometimes. The taste is divine with such little ingredients. It is commonly referred to as The Elvis. It is known to be Elvis' favorite sandwich, only that his had bacon in them. This is from wiki:

A peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwich, sometimes referred to as an Elvis sandwich or 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.

The recipe for the sandwich has been published in numerous cookbooks and newspaper stories.[1][2] It is sold commercially in restaurants that specialize in peanut butter sandwiches, such as P.B. Loco and Peanut Butter & Co.

 The peanut butter and banana sandwich with melted bacon grease has been referred as a favorite of Elvis Presley,[3][4] who was renowned for his food cravings such as the Fool's Gold Loaf, a loaf of Italian bread filled with a pound of bacon, peanut butter, and grape jelly.[5] Books on Elvis Presley's favorite foods and culinary tastes, as well as other published reports on his taste for peanut butter and banana sandwiches with or without bacon, have made the sandwich widely associated with Presley. It is often referred to using his name.[6][7][8]

Presley's fondness for peanut butter and banana sandwiches is well established, but bacon is not mentioned in all accounts.[9] A book about Presley and his mother, Gladys Presley, though, says he had "sandwich after sandwich of his favorite—peanut butter sliced bananas and crisp bacon". Another passage describes him talking "feverishly until dawn" while "wolfing" down the sandwiches (described in this instance as being made with mashed banana).[10]

A news report suggests that, based on renditions of sandwiches named after him, Presley ate his peanut butter, banana, and bacon sandwiches with caramelized bananas and crispy bacon on grilled Hawaiian bread.[3] The Good, the Bad, and the Yummy states that "Elvis might have been horribly misguided about drugs and sequins, but he got one thing right—peanut butter and banana sandwiches".[11] It suggests using half a banana and a piece of bacon per sandwich, browning the sandwiches in a frying pan with butter, cutting the sandwiches into wedges, and piling them high.[11]

Presley's peanut butter and banana sandwiches are reported to have been prepared by his cook or his mother, and were pan fried in butter or bacon fat.[citation needed] A book on New York City "uncovered" notes that "wherever he is, Elvis is smiling down" on the little Peanut Butter & Co. shop in Greenwich Village, an eatery it refers to as the Grand Central Terminal of the peanut world.[6] The book recommends the store's version of the peanut butter, bacon, and banana sandwich which it describes as: an artery clogging sandwich truly fit for a king.[6] The eatery's sandwich was also included on the Food Network Television show Sara's Secrets which includes a recipe for a fried peanut butter, banana, honey, and bacon sandwich called "The Elvis" from the shop.[7]

OUR VERSION OF THE ELVIS
We love our Elvis skinny, so we omit the bacon. This is something we always do with a banana that is about to go off. At this point, the banana is very sweet and you kind of want all that sugar to caramelize in your toaster oven. Here is what you need to make a Fidgety Fingers Elvis:
  • A few slices of bread, we love wholemeal
  • A banana, you can use those bananas that are about to go off
  • Peanut butter, we use smooth
  • A toaster oven
  • A fork and knife
  • Honey to drizzle, optional
  1. Toast your bread lightly, half of how you normally like it.
  2. Meanwhile, mash the banana with you fork. You can add powdered cinnamon and or nutmeg at this point if you like.
  3. Remove from toaster and spread a layer of peanut butter and top with mashed bananas. Some people have it sliced, we like it mashed.
  4. Pop it back into the oven. The mashed banana is warmed up, the bread continues to toast, the peanut butter melts a little, mmm and everything is caramelizing ever so slightly.
  5. Remove with sandwich when you think it is about toasted enough. You can drizzle it with honey but we think it is already sweet enough.
  6. Enjoy.

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