Elvis Presley's Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich

Total Time:
10 min
Prep:
5 min
Cook:
5 min

Yield:
1 sandwich
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
  • 2 slices white bread
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small ripe banana
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
Directions

Place 2 pieces of white bread in the toaster on a light setting. Heat skillet over medium heat with 2 tablespoons butter. While the bread is toasting, in a small bowl, using a fork mash the ripe banana until it reaches a smooth consistency. Using a knife, take both pieces of the toasted bread and spread 2 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter, topping 1 side with the mashed banana. Place 1 slice of bread on top of the other forming a sandwich. Place sandwich in hot skillet browning each side, flipping with a spatula, about 2 minutes per side. Take out of skillet, slice on a diagonal and serve on a plate.


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    I was lucky enough to see Elvis' cook demonstrate how she would make this sandwich for Elvis. This is not anything Elvis would accept, this is a healthy variation of his sandwich! She started with a whole stick of butter in the frying pan. Two tablespoons of PB would be a bite or two for Elvis. More stars if the Elvis name was not implied.
    That sounds good, but not a sandwich fit for a king, the photo even looks cafeteria thin. My Tennessee history professor uncle has always known it was a fried sandwich, grilling the bread (like a grilled cheese sandwich) and banana in butter and/or bacon grease, applying the grilled banana, peanut butter and crispy bacon . See wiki for some very interesting stories on this. TCB
    Excellent, really tasty and easy. Hits the spot
    but I was raised on just sliced bananas on bread and peanut butter....never cooked or seasoned.....delicious.
    Even if you don't really like bananas or peanut butter - you will love this! It transcends the parts, and the whole is luscious!
    This is fabulous!!
    This is very good and simple to make. Bananas and peanut butter on toasted bread,yum!
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