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Friday, February 11, 2011

What's for Lunch? A Hunka Hunka Grilled Peanut Butter Banana Sandwich

Grilled Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwich
I grew up on banana and mayo on white bread sandwiches. Perhaps it's a southern thing? We often ate peanut butter banana sandwiches too, but it wasn't until I was watching Nigella Lawson demonstrating a grilled peanut butter banana sandwich from her White Trash Cooking cookbook, that I tried grilling it. The trick, she says, is to mash the bananas before spreading them on the sandwich.

This was apparently one of Elvis' favorite foods. They even came out with a special edition Elvis Reese's Peanut Butter and banana creme cups. 

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
  • Crispy bacon - optional (The King ate it with bacon sometimes)
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. Wash it down with a glass of buttermilk.
Please note: Elvis tended to eat 12-15 sandwiches a sitting! So belly up!

This sandwich is also good with strawberry jam, honey, or Nutella!

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