Monday, January 20, 2014

The Grilled King

This is one of those things that you have to at least try once in your life. Not promising it will be your favorite especially if you are a picky eater - but I sure enjoyed it!

After seeing a special about bacon on the travel channel I had to track down the recipe for this favorite sandwich of Elvis Presley. The TV special that I saw featured a restaurant in Denver that served this unique concauction in which Elvis Presley supposidly would fly on a private jet to Denver anytime he craved this sandwich.

It has the salty crispiness from the bacon, the salty and sweet creaminess from the peanut butter and the sweet rich flavors of the caramelized bananas all between two slices of sweet, grilled Hawaiian bread.  I would prefer to have added something a little tart to the layers of goodness (such as a tart berry sauce or jelly) - but then again this sandwich is not called "The Grilled Lindsey" - now is it?

The Grilled King

  • 1 loaf of Hawaiian Bread (I get mine at Walmart for under $2.00)
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • 1 lb of bacon (I use turkey)
  • 2 Tbsp of maple syrup (okay, I added this to the recipe)
  • 2 large, ripe bananas
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 cup peanut butter

Heat up a skillet o medium high (heat up grill as well- I plug in my George Foreman). Brush each side of bread with oil and toast in skillet until golden. Place on grill until each side of taost has nice grill marks. Set aside (keep warm). Fry bacon in skillet. Add maple syrup and cook until crispy (set aside). Slice up bananas and toss with brown sugar. Fry in skillet for about five minutes until caramelized. Spread peanut butter onto both slices of bread (for each sandwich). Spread bananas over peanut butter and top with bacon. Add top slice of bread and enjoy while sandwich is warm!

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