The Elvis Sandwich. The King’s reign of awesomeness included an appetite for some outright deliciously crazy things. Look people, back in the late 60’s early 70’s people did not have the same inventive culinary minds that we see now. And Big Elvis should be lauded as one of the founding fathers of delicious rich food, you think anybody back then was even imagining bacon, bananas, and peanut butter all on one sandwich?
First let’s discuss Elvis for a quick second. I am not a Elvis aficionado, but damn it that man can freaking sing. Also who doesn’t love Return to Sender? Point them out to me and I’ll show you a f’ing liar. Elvis has long been considered the “King of Rock and Roll” and he helped revolutionize rock and roll in the 50’s. His meteoric rise was matched by his downfall which was depressing and glorious depending on who you talk to. What we all can agree on is that he met his end far too soon for such a great musical soul.
But let’s talk fun stuff. Elvis and his food. The man was a visionary.
He was a lover of Southern food, obviously. His cook had this to say:
“She cooked the meals in king-size proportions: cheeseburgers, chicken-fried steaks, hamburger steaks, caramel cakes and family-size bowls of banana pudding.”
‘For breakfast, he’d have homemade biscuits fried in butter, sausage patties, four scrambled eggs and sometimes fried bacon,” she said. ‘I’d bring the tray up to his room, he’d say, ‘This is good, Mary.’ He’d have butter running down his arms.’
I mean what a freaking boss. I can’t even wrap my head around how awesome this is.
This all leads me to the penultimate in Elvis mythology, the Elvis Sandwich. It’s actually called a “Fool’s Gold Loaf” named by the Chef at the Colorado Mine Company restaurant. The original “Elvis” sandwich was an entire HOLLOWED OUT LOAF! Of bread, filled with one JAR of peanut butter, one JAR of grape jelly, and a POUND a FREAKING POUND! Of bacon. This colossus of fat and savory would be consumed by Elvis with such veracity that he would take his private jet to the restaurant and he would buy 22 of them to eat with his home boys.
Now the Elvis sandwich that we all associate with him is the peanut butter, banana, and bacon sandwich. Legend has it that Elvis was a man who loved peanut butter and crispy bacon, so being a genius, he combined the two. So with Elvis in mind, I create the Elvis Peanut Butter Bite. It’s heavenly and you need it in your life like right now.
It’s so simple, a nice ripe banana, dollop of peanut butter, and a piece of crispy bacon. The end result? A bite so heavenly you’ll be gyrating all the way back to the kitchen to make another.
Recipe – Elvis Bites
1 Piece of Bacon (Crispy)
1 Tbsp. Peanut Butter (Smooth)
Step 1 – Cut your banana into little silver dollars
Step 2- Add about a teaspoon of peanut butter on top of each banana.
Step 3- Add your bacon and consume. Do you honestly need directions for this?
- 1 Piece of Bacon (Crispy)
- 1 Banana
- 1 Tbsp. Peanut Butter (Smooth)
- Step 1 - Cut your banana into little silver dollars
- Step 2- Add about a teaspoon of peanut butter on top of each banana.
- Step 3- Add your bacon and consume. Do you honestly need directions for this?