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Elvis Presley's Fried Peanut-Butter and Banana Sandwich

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Introduction

Let's not mess around: you want trashy, I'll give you trashy - I'll give you the King. This recipe, for want of a better word, comes from a rhinestone gem of a cookbook, Are You Hungry Tonight?, a collection of his favourite foodstuffs bought on a visit to Graceland many years back, prized ever since and a delight from cover to cover. Even my most recent addition to a library already bursting with bad-taste titles, Liberace Cooks!, can't lose him his crown.

Believe it or not, the quantities below appear in edited, attenuated form. I honour the King but I can't be him.

Let's not mess around: you want trashy, I'll give you trashy - I'll give you the King. This recipe, for want of a better word, comes from a rhinestone gem of a cookbook, Are You Hungry Tonight?, a collection of his favourite foodstuffs bought on a visit to Graceland many years back, prized ever since and a delight from cover to cover. Even my most recent addition to a library already bursting with bad-taste titles, Liberace Cooks!, can't lose him his crown.

Believe it or not, the quantities below appear in edited, attenuated form. I honour the King but I can't be him.

Elvis Presley's Fried Peanut-Butter and Banana Sandwich
Photo by Francesca Yorke

Ingredients

Serves: 1

Metric Cups
  • 1 small ripe banana
  • 2 slices white bread
  • 2 scant tablespoons smooth peanut butter (don't use extra smooth)
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small ripe banana
  • 2 slices white bread
  • 2 scant tablespoons creamy peanut butter (don't use extra smooth)
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Method

  1. Mash or slice the banana.
  2. Lightly toast the bread, and then spread the peanut butter on one piece and the banana on the other.
  3. Sandwich together then fry in the butter, turning once, until each side is golden-brown.
  4. Remove to a plate, cut the sandwich carefully in half on the diagonal and eat.
  1. Mash or slice the banana.
  2. Lightly toast the bread, and then spread the peanut butter on one piece and the banana on the other.
  3. Sandwich together then fry in the butter, turning once, until each side is golden-brown.
  4. Remove to a plate, cut the sandwich carefully in half on the diagonal and eat.

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What 7 Others have said

  • I added honey and a bit of cinnamon to the peanut butter mix, and after it had been toasted sprinkled more sugar and cinnamon over the top of the sandwich. Calories are already being discounted by making this dish so why not! :) mixed spice would work too.

    Posted by Roisin_ on 14th May 2015
  • i tried it.. its so tasty.. 10q for d recipe

    Posted by gomaiti on 1st April 2015
  • I like to add crispy smoked streaky bacon to mine. If your making this, you've thrown the calorie count out the window anyway! ;)

    Posted by Rick_1666 on 28th June 2014
  • Today i made it... taste was sweet n smooth on tongue delicious 

    Posted by Ankita13 on 19th March 2014
  • This looks amazing just what I need on a cold winters day!

    Posted by vanijoy on 30th January 2014
  • Yes, I want trashy! What a wonderful take on the peanut butter sandwich. The Americans really know how to do grease don't they? Now I know what made Elvis the man he was... I will definitely try this. Piggy Fair

    Posted by piggyfair on 25th January 2013
  • this is heavenly :)

    Posted by tanvigupta on 13th February 2012
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