Today Elvis Presley would have celebrated his seventy-fifth birthday and thousands of fans will gather to spend the weekend honoring the Rock and Roll music legend at his home in Memphis. Even if you don't consider yourself a fan, there is no denying that Elvis Presley's contribution to music was as unmistakably large as his late-life waistline.
Unfortunately, we can't make the pilgrimage to Graceland, so in tribute to the King, we're indulging in a little treat, the famous fried peanut butter and banana sandwich.
The sandwich was said to a a favorite late night treat for the singer and rumor has it that he would eat dozens of them in one sitting. We recommend a single sandwich and the recipe for one is as follows:
- 2 slices white bread
- One half mashed banana
- Peanut butter
- Powdered sugar (optional)
Spread the peanut butter on both sides of the bread. Add the mashed bananas to one side and make a sandwich. The bananas can be sliced as well, but mashing keeps them from slipping out of the sandwich later on. Next, melt a generous pat of butter in a frying pan over medium heat.
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Grill the sandwich until the bread is toasted on both sides. Sprinkle powdered sugar over the top, slice in half and prepare to channel your inner Fat Elvis!