Elvis Presley was born on January 8th, 1935, which means today he would have turned (or turns, if you believe the National Enquirer that he’s still out there somewhere) 82! To celebrate, we’ve made him his favorite sandwich.
Elvis was known for his crazy, er, appetites. Once, fueled by a midnight craving, he took his private jet from Graceland and flew to Denver, Colorado to get his hands on the legendary Fool’s Gold Loaf, a sandwich served at the Colorado Mine Company restaurant. The sandwich consists of a warmed, hollowed-out loaf of French bread filled with one jar of creamy peanut butter, one jar of grape jelly and a pound of crispy bacon. Yeah, we’re all shook up, too.
Although the massive Fool’s Gold Loaf came with jelly, Elvis actually preferred to eat his peanut butter sandwiches without. In “Elvis and Gladys”, the biography about his relationship with his mother, it’s said how he grew up eating “sandwich after sandwich of his favorite – peanut butter, sliced bananas and crisp bacon.” Elvis’ favorite has become famous around the world, showing up on menus and in cookbooks paying tribute to the King.
Our version of Elvis’ favorite is definitely fit for a king. You won’t find Jif or turkey bacon (*please, return to sender*) here. Instead, CB’s Nuts’ Organic Creamunchy Peanut Butter, which has a texture that’s perfect for everyone (kind of like Elvis’ music) – slightly grainy, spreadable, delicious. And Dry Cured Bacon from Black Pig Meat Co. With a super-studded black pepper edge, every bite is a treat on its own. When cooked up and crisp, the strips maintain a nice chewiness that's incredible in sandwiches, making it the perfect choice for The Elvis.
Add some sliced banana, and you won’t be able to help falling in love with…
1. Spread peanut butter on both slices of bread.
2. Top one side with sliced banana and the other side with bacon.
3. Place bread slices together, cut in half and serve.
Thank you, thank you very much.