For sure the strangest sandwich I have ever made

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I continue on the project with The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches by Susan Russo.  Susan is a fellow blogger, her blog is Food Blogga.

Not sure how it's possible to eat the sandwich on the cover but it sure looks good!
Not sure how it’s possible to eat the sandwich on the cover but it sure looks good!

After a day of already eating a ton (you can see what we had already eaten in these posts Fried Egg and Italian Sausage Panini and Red Snapper with Asparagus and Chorizo) I decided to make the next recipe in the project for dessert.  The recipe is called “The Elvis” and it is based on a sandwich that Elvis Presley apparently ate…a lot.

Though the recipe called for white bread I had already purchased a rye/sour dough bread from the Walkerville Night Market so I decided to use that bread instead.  For the sandwich I smeared mashed banana on one side of the bread.  Then I smeared peanut butter on the other side of the bread.  My friend Tash had made the peanut butter for me…she says it’s REALLY easy to make and it tastes great!  (Perhaps we can get her to blog bomb with her recipe for peanut butter!!)  Anyway, back to the sandwich…next before I closed the sandwich I put a few slices of cooked bacon in between the banana and the peanut butter.  Then I heated 1 TB of butter in a skillet.  Once melted I added the sandwich and let it cook for about 3 minutes, then flipped for another 3 minutes.

The Elvis sandwiches in the skillet, I cooked 2 at a time...
The Elvis sandwiches in the skillet, I cooked 2 at a time…

Then removed the sandwich and ate.

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ready for consumption

The verdict:  It had an initial weirdness but after a couple of bites I really liked it, and despite being stuffed I ate the whole sandwich.  I also liked how fast and easy this recipe was.  I actually liked it on the rye/sour dough bread.  Also next time instead of using bacon slices I will chop the bacon up so it will be easier to bite the sandwich and get bacon in every bite.  Matt on the other hand was not a fan…but then again he really isn’t into peanuts or peanut butter.  Jamie and Tash both liked it but did find the choice of bread I used was off and said they would have much preferred a white bread.  Oh and Jamie wanted a banana gravy??