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3 Elvis sandwiches stacked on each other on wooden board

The Elvis Sandwich

Elvis Presley's favourite sandwich is officially the sandwich you never knew you needed!
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Course: Brunch, lunch
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings (click & slide): 2 sandwiches
Calories per serving: 881kcal
Author: Chris
Cost per serving: £2.50 / $3

Equipment

  • Non-Stick Pan & Spatula/Turner
  • Tongs
  • Sharp Knife & Chopping Board

Ingredients

  • 4 medium slices of Bread
  • 4-6 slices of American/Streaky Bacon (2-3 per sandwich)
  • 4 heaped tbsp Peanut Butter
  • 2 Bananas, sliced into small chunks (enough to cover the sandwich)
  • Butter, as needed

Instructions

  • Add bacon to a large non-stick pan and fry over medium heat until both sides are crispy and the fat has rendered down. Remove bacon and leave the fat behind (discard some if more than 1tbsp or so).
  • Lightly butter one side of each slice of bread. Flip them over so they're butter-side-down. Spread peanut butter over all four slices, then top two of them with banana then bacon. Place the other slice on top butter-side-up.
  • Add to the pan with the leftover bacon fat and fry both sides over medium heat until golden, with the peanut butter just starting to leak out. Serve up and enjoy!

Quick Demo

Notes

a) Do I have to add bacon? - There's dispute over whether the addition of bacon is traditional or not, some don't add it. Personally I think it's what makes the sandwich - it creates a gorgeous salty/sweet contrast, so definitely add it if you can. You can make the sandwich without, but I warn you it won't be as good!
b) Peanut Butter - Most recipes use smooth, but I prefer crunchy. Story has it he loved a lot of it, so don't hold back!
c) Calories - based on 4 tsp butter and 2 slices bacon per sandwich:

Your Private Notes:

Nutrition Facts
The Elvis Sandwich
Amount Per Serving
Calories 881 Calories from Fat 620
% Daily Value*
Fat 68.92g106%
Saturated Fat 22.046g138%
Trans Fat 0.011g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6.319g
Monounsaturated Fat 16.59g
Cholesterol 59mg20%
Sodium 849mg37%
Potassium 953mg27%
Carbohydrates 50.17g17%
Fiber 6.3g26%
Sugar 17.74g20%
Protein 20.7g41%
Vitamin A 1016IU20%
Vitamin C 8.8mg11%
Calcium 106mg11%
Iron 3.14mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.
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