If you were asked Elvis Presley’s favorite sandwich, the answer would be Peanut Butter and Banana; right? Sometimes, legend says, he added bacon. I mean, that seems a logical embellishment to pretty much everything. Protein, potassium, nutrients and whole grain bread. Sounds pretty amazing.
- In Jessica Harlan’s new book, Crazy for Breakfast Sandwiches, she takes The King’s favorite sandwiches and makes it a breakfast meal.
The Elvis Breakfast Sandwich Ingredients:
- 2 slices white bread, lightly toasted
- 2 Tbsp peanut butter
- 4 slices bacon
- 1 banana, halved crosswise and then sliced in half lengthwise
The Elvis Breakfast Sandwich Directions:
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and gently spray with cooking oil
- Cut the bacon slices in half crosswise to make 8 short pieces. Line up two pieces on the baking sheet, long edges touching. Place two more pieces of bacon crosswise on top fo the first two. Now “weave” the slices into a simple lattice. Litft the end of the one botom piece of bacon to slide the end of the top piece underneath, then do the same with the opposite ends of the other two pieces
- Repeat with remaining four pieces of bacon to weave the second bacon patty
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the bacon is crispy. Line a plate with a paper towel and use a spatula to transfer the cooked bacon patties to the plate; blot any excess oil with another paper towel. Let cool slightly. You will have one bacon patty left over, wrap in aluminum foil and store in fridge for up to one day.
- Preheat breakfast sandwich maker. Using a roudn 4-inch cutter, or a knife cut the bread into rounds to fit the sandwich maker. Spread each round with peanut butter.
- Place 1 bread roudn, peanut butter side up, in the bottom compartment of the heated sandwich maker; cover with the bacon. Lower the middle plate.
- Arrange the banana slices in the top compartment and cover with the second bread round, peanut butter side down. Close the sandwich maker.
- Cook for 4 minutes, or until the banana is soft and the peanut better is gooey. Slide open the middle plate to assemble the sandwich and remove it from the sandwich maker.
Enjoy this recipe?
You’ll love Crazy for Breakfast Sandwiches: 75 Delicious, Handheld Meals Hot Out of Your Sandwich Maker by Jessica Harlan. This new cookbook offers handheld meals you make in minutes with a sandwich maker.
The book offers classic and healthy to creative and gourmet sandwiches for any meal of the day.
- Bacon, Egg and Cheese Bagel
- Breakfast Pizza
- Monte Cristo with Raspberry Sauce
- Patty Melt
- S’Mores Toast
- Apple Pie Donut Sandwich
- Chicken and Waffles
- and more!
I love the book and the creativity of sandwiches is impressive. I do wish the book offered photos.
This book would make a great offering to a college student, an addition in an office breakroom, limited kitchen areas and any home.