Amazing Elvis Sandwich Facts
Did you know ...
… that a peanut butter,
banana and bacon sandwich, sometimes referred to as an Elvis
sandwich or the Elvis, consists of toasted
bread slices with peanut butter, sliced banana, and fried
bacon, with honey is sometimes included and the sandwich is
frequently cooked in a pan or on a griddle?
… that the recipe for the
Elvis Sandwich has been
published in numerous cookbooks and newspaper stories and it
is sold commercially in restaurants that specialize in peanut
butter sandwiches, such as P.B. Loco and Peanut Butter & Co.?
… that the peanut butter
and banana sandwich with bacon has been referred to as a
favorite of Elvis Presley,
who was renowned for his food cravings such as the Fool's Gold
Loaf, a loaf of Italian bread filled with a pound of bacon,
peanut butter, and grape jelly?
… that books on Elvis
Presley's favorite foods and culinary tastes,
as well as other published reports on his taste for peanut
butter and banana sandwiches with or without bacon, have made
the sandwich widely associated with Presley and it is often
referred to using his name?
… that Presley's fondness
for peanut butter and banana sandwiches is well established,
but bacon is not mentioned in all accounts?
… that a book about Presley
and his mother, Gladys Presley, though, says he had "sandwich
after sandwich of his favorite—peanut butter, sliced bananas,
and crisp bacon"?
… that another passage describes
Elvis talking "feverishly until dawn" while "wolfing"
down the sandwiches (described in this instance as being made
with mashed banana)?
… that a news report suggests that,
based on renditions of sandwiches named after him,
Presley ate his peanut butter, banana, and bacon
sandwiches with caramelized bananas and crispy bacon on
grilled Hawaiian bread, and grilled by his mother or his cook
in bacon fata/?
… that The Good, the Bad, and the
Yummy states that "Elvis might have been horribly
misguided about drugs and sequins, but he got one thing right
- peanut butter and banana sandwiches" and it suggests using
half a banana and a piece of bacon per sandwich, browning the
sandwiches in a frying pan with butter, cutting the sandwiches
into wedges, and piling them high?
Popularity among other celebrities
… that New York City Mayor Michael
Bloomberg said that he would select a peanut
butter, banana and bacon sandwich as his "last meal," using
toasted Wonder Bread, melted Skippy Super Chunky, banana
slices, and bacon and the subject came up when Bloomberg was
discussing Philadelphia cheesesteak with Pennsylvania Governor
… that singer songwriter Lisa
Loeb considers herself a "vegequarian", i.e.
someone who eats fish but no other meat, and sometimes a bit
of bacon and she shared "a concoction of peanut butter,
banana, honey and bacon" called "an Elvis" on a date with the
man she married, Roey Hershkovitz?
… that a variant on the
peanut butter, banana, and bacon sandwich is
the peanut butter banana club sandwich, which combines the
sandwich with a club sandwich by adding lettuce, brown sugar
and lemon juice?
… that another version of
the sandwich is sold under the name The
Memphis at the "all peanut butter sandwich" restaurant P.B.
Loco, which has honey and substitutes bacon bits for the
strips of bacon?
… that a Toll
House cookbook from 1977 recommends mixing crumbled
bacon in peanut butter to make the spread for a sandwich, and
two recipes later include a recipe for peanut butter and