2017 Cookbook Challenge Week 6 - Elvis' Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwiches
I'm a bit late posting the recipe for week 6, even though it was probably the easiest recipe I'll make. For this week, I decided to make "Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwiches", from the cookbook, "From Elvis' Kitchen to Yours, Authentic Recipes from Graceland". I picked up this little book on our trip to Graceland a few years ago. I've never made anything from this book before, so decided to pick the most iconic Elvis recipe I could. I'll admit, I also chose this recipe because I really wanted to draw a dancing Elvis peanut, for the heading image. My heading image was inspired by the 1964 Elvis and Ann-Margret movie "Viva Las Vegas". (We call my characters Elvis Peanut and Banana-Margret. The credit goes to Chris for the name.)
Anyway, moving on to the recipe. It's well known that Elvis' favorite sandwich was Peanut Butter and Banana. I always assumed this was just bread with peanut butter and sliced bananas. This recipe is actually a grilled sandwich.
The first step was to mash the bananas and then mix in peanut butter to make a spread. Then butter white bread and spread the peanut butter and banana mixture on it. Then just grill the sandwiches as you would a grilled cheese. That's all there is to it!
The result is a sweet and gooey sandwich, with a buttery crust. I recommend serving this with something salty on the side, to offset the sweetness. Much like a Fluffernutter, this is probably not something you'd want to eat all the time, but still pretty good. Chris thought it needed bacon to knock down the sweetness and I don't disagree.
Week 6 Roundup:
Cookbook: "From Elvis' Kitchen to Yours"
Recipe: Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich
Difficulty: Super Easy
Result: Good, but very sweet.
Make again?: Probably best to spread this out. I may try and add bacon next time.