We are back with more vintage cooking but this time, I tackle a recipe from the King himself, Elvis. Now Elvis has quite the interesting pallet when it comes to cuisine and is known for some interesting culinary preferences. So I thought today we would try a favourite of King’s and see what it’s really like; today we are making Elvis’s Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches. I found the recipe online and believe it came out of a vintage calendar but I might be wrong; it was hard to track the original source. Alas, I thought it would be a great tribute and a little bit of fun.
The recipe is quite simple so it would be fun to make with kids; also, most people will have these ingredients in their kitchen already so it’s perfect for a quarantine snack. Here’s the recipe for those who can’t access the image above.
What you need:
-2 large bananas
-6 slices of white bread
-1/2 cup butter
-1 cup peanut butter
What to do:
-Peel and mash the bananas. Mix peanut butter with bananas thoroughly.
-Toast the bread lightly and spread the mix on the bread.
-Melt butter in skillet and brown sandwiches on each side slowly until golden brown.
So, how did I go? The recipe was really quick and simple to make and on the stormy day I tried it, it was a lovely and warm treat to enjoy. I didn’t actually use 1/2 cup of butter to cook the sandwich on as I felt that would have been a lot of butter and trust me, I love butter. Perhaps my lack of butter didn’t make my sandwich as golden but I found it turned out pretty well regardless. It actually tasted really delicious. I think if I were to make this sandwich again, I would make sure my bananas were slightly overripe (with a couple of black spots on the skin). It was difficult to find ripe bananas in the shop as all were very low on stock; this lowered the sweetness of my sandwich and I think an overripe banana would boost the sweetness and merge well with the peanut butter. I also use salt and sugar-free peanut butter which also probably altered the original outcome.
This would be a fun recipe to make with kids and you can always use the recipe above as a guide. One large ripe banana and a heaped tablespoon of peanut butter would be enough for some small sandwiches for a child. If you do make this recipe yourself, I’d love to see how you went. Please tag me in any photos you post! If you have a vintage recipe you’d like me to test out or have a recipe inspired by a vintage celebrity, please feel free to message me, I’d love to hear from you.
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