All this talk of Elvis and the recent pilgrimage to Graceland got me to thinking, I’ve never had a fried peanut butter and banana sandwich. You know what I mean, right? The sandwich Elvis was supposedly eating when he died whilst sitting on his (ahem) throne. Some storytellers even go as far as to throw bacon on that infamous sandwich.
Of course, by now we all know it’s just an urban legend. Because not only did Elvis NOT die eating on the toilet, I’m still not even sure he’s actually dead. And, for that reason, I decided to try my hand at a little Hunk-Hunka Heart Disease Special … just in case he ever swings by for a meal.
What? It could happen. Anyway, here we go …
Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwiches
- 2 large bananas
- 6 slices white bread
- 1 stick (1/2 cup butter)
- 1 cup peanut butter
Peel and mash bananas. Mix peanut butter with bananas thoroughly. Toast bread lightly and spread mix on bread. Melt butter in skillet and brown sandwiches on each side slowly until golden brown.
Viv and I made these together the night we came home from Memphis. We couldn’t wait. I should point out that this recipe yields only three sandwiches. Yet it calls for ONE ENTIRE STICK of butter. I should also point out that I chickened out and used only a pat for each sandwich. I’ve become accustomed to my veins running loose and free and I like them that way. And the sandwich (cooked in a pan a la grilled cheese) was still plenty indulgent.
Check it out. (Caution: I am not a food photographer.)
The post was written in response to MamaKat’s writing prompt asking for a recipe I love. This one was pretty dang easy. Hope you enjoy it as much as we did.
I think I gained a good 5lbs just reading this. (sigh)
Did Paula Deen write that recipe, and if so, why is there no bacon thrown in? Peanut butter and banana? Oh hell yes! My latest “thing” is Nutella and banana. I know. But fruit. I never realized they’re fried, but I’m gonna try this because it has to be good and I’m a musician, so I feel like I need to do this to pay homage to the King. I might just add a dab of Nutella. Just maybe…
I love peanut butter and banana sandwiches but have never fried them. I just toast the bread before spreading on the PB. You know what else is good? Put peanut butter on one side and Nutella on the other with the banana in between. Absolutely decadent!!
Honestly, my blood’s been whipping through my veins a little too fast lately. I might have to try one of these. 🙂