January 16, 2007


Elvis!! and his Peanut Butter and Banana fried sandwiches!!Have you heard of this sandwich? They say that he used to eat 12 of these in one go!! Curious?! Read more about it and the original recipe here. Do not underestimate the taste though,it's absolutely divine! My kids gobbled them in seconds!:D

My "light" version of Mr.Presley's sandwiches!:))

Some nutrional facts about Bananas!(www.thefruitpages.com)
Eat at least one banana a day, they are said to contain everything a human needs and they contain all the 8 amino-acids our body cannot produce itself.
Bananas are a good source of fiber, potassium and vitamin C.
Red bananas contain more vitamin C as yellow bananas (the redder a fruit, the more nutritious elements it contains!)

Yup! That's Elvis Presley right there with his Chef frying his sandwich!:)

(Photo from www.abc.net)

Ofcourse,I am NOT making his original version of white bread,mashed Banana,inch high Peanut butter and shallow fried yes! fried in melted bacon fat!! OYY!!!! Nope! I will do these my way with lot less fat,if you don't mind!:D

You Need:

4 slices of whole wheat bread,4 tbsp of creamy honey roasted peanut butter,2 ripe banana - sliced,some Maple syrup or Butter Pecan syrup,2 tablespoons butter.

How To: Serves 2

Spread 1 tbsp of peanut butter on a slice of bread and place sliced Banana rounds on them.Drizzle some syrup on it and cover with another slice of bread.Press the slices gently. Melt 1/2 tbsp butter over medium heat in a thick bottomed pan.

Place the sandwich in the pan and fry until golden brown on one side.Put 1/2 tbsp butter on the top and flip and grill until reddish.Repeat with other two slices and enjoy with a glass of cold milk.(Elvis ate them with Buttermilk!! OYY again!!)

One more look! Over and out folks!Enjoy!!:))

That's it! This would be my second contribution to Maheswari of 'Beyond the usual' blog who just launched a AFAM event!This month's fruit is "Banana"!


Anonymous said...

Oh Asha, wouldn't my daughter just LOVE that... if I could only get her to put her two fav. foods (pb and banana) together. She's like the little Italian boy in my dad's old joke -- the boy loved everything that went into ravioli, the cheese, the pasta, the sauce, but put together he wouldn't touch it. And no, we're not a bit Italian either ;)

Thanks for another yummy recipe!

FH said...

Hi Linda,*Italian boy!* That was funny story!:D:D Never heard of that before.
My kids loved these although I have never made them before but had heard many times on TV of Elvis's fav sandwiches!
Make one sandwich and let your daughter try.You never know!;D

Unknown said...

Asha...Elvis Sandwich...looks delicious.I am sure even my son would love that...Thanks alot for the entry.

FH said...

You are welcome Mahesh!:) It's a odd combination for a sandwich but surprisingly, it does taste great.I am sure your son will love it.I can't wait for the round up!:))

Anonymous said...

My My!!! I have no kids, but then I don't need an excuse to make these :P. Not so muhc a fan of peanut butter so will omit that!!!! Thanks dear. :)

FH said...

Hi Coffee!:) Make it with or without Peanut butter and enjoy.They make a great quick snack for anybody,anytime.Thanks girl.

Suma Gandlur said...


wow! You have two recipes with bananas. Let me see what I can come up with.

FH said...

Yeah! That's all I could come up with!:))

Anonymous said...

Hi Asha,

Forget about kids after seeing this i almost eat it weekly twice. They just taste too gud.

krystyna said...

Hi Asha!
I like banana and eat it everyday, sometimes too much. But its ok, not expensive.
Elvis's peanut butter in your version is perfect and very yummy, and easy to make.

FH said...

Thanks Anon, glad you love it. What's not not to love, right?:D

Enjoy Krystyna. They do make great tasting sandwiches, do not need to fry then at all!:)

Divya Kudua said...

Wow..I simply love the look of the sliced sandwiches..makes me want to grab it from the screen.Yummy..have never heard of this sandwich nor have heard elvis's passion for it.I am making it as soon as I lay my hands on some creamy PB..too good!!