Taste Test: Elvis’ Favorite Sandwich

Posted by Holly Whitfield | January 11th 2011 2960 0

January 8 is Elvis’ birthday. In honor of the day, I made one of his favorite snacks: a peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwich.

Peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwich

Elvis was known for eating tons of these crazy Southern sandwiches. They’re easy to make, but they’ve got a crazy amount of flavor.

Here’s how you do it:

Step one: fry some bacon. We can’t have this sandwich getting too healthy.

Step two: slice up a banana.

Step three: assemble the sandwich. Put some peanut butter on bread and stack on the banana and bacon slices.

Step four: butter a skillet (you don’t need much) and cook the sandwich like you would a grilled cheese.

Don’t feel like cooking this yourself? You can order a PB&B sandwich in Memphis at Gladys’ Diner at Graceland or The Arcade Restaurant in the South Main neighborhood in Memphis. 


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Gigi says:

    I’ve never heard of the bacon addition to this, but, it sounds awesome. Elvis liked bacon so I’m sure he did add it (after all, he was a Southern boy). I’ve added several things to a peanut butter and banana sandwich that were really good – cream cheese, marshmallow, white chocolate and grape jelly. Sometimes when I was feeling decadent I would add all of the above.

  2. Gigi says:

    Crunchy doesn’t work well – try creamy! And share with your dog…he’s Southern. 🙂

  3. Gina says:

    I grew up on peanut butter and bacon sandwiches. You toast the bread, add butter and creamy peanut butter, and crispy microwaved bacon. I still have cravings for it.

  4. Deena says:

    Lisa Marie said she never saw Elvis eat a peanut butter and banana sandwich.

  5. Amy says:

    I remember seeing an interview with Elvis’ old housekeeper and she described making the sandwich for him.

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