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The Elvis Presley Peanut Butter, Banana, and Bacon Sandwich Recipe

Staff Writer
The Elvis

The Elvis

This sandwich is, of course, in very dubious taste. But exercising dubious taste is all part of the whimsical hungover experience. And, anyway, this post-modern hymn to American excess between two slices of bread, this portion of rock and roll history, this hearty helping of artery-clogging flimflam, is far more than a mere sandwich — it is a legend.

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  • 4 thick slices good-quality white bread
  • 2 tablespoons crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 banana, mashed with the back of a fork
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 8 slices free-range streaky bacon
  • Butter, for frying (optional)


Thickly spread each slice of bread with the peanut butter. Cover the peanut butter with the mashed banana and drizzle with honey.

Grill the bacon until crispy then place atop the sandwiches, 4 slices on each piece of bread. Top each sandwich with a second slice of bread. For extra calorific value (and authenticity), carefully fry each sandwich in butter, if desired.

If this sandwich becomes a habit, get friendly with a cardiac surgeon. You may need one.

Peanut Butter Shopping Tip

If you're looking for a smoother texture in your finished product, try using confectioners' sugar (also known as 10x sugar) instead of granulated sugar.

Peanut Butter Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.