The Elvis Sandwich (Grilled Peanut Butter, Bacon, and Banana) Recipe

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Note: Day-old bread is best for this recipe. If you can't find brioche loaf substitute with challah.

Recipe Facts

Active: 30 mins
Total: 30 mins
Serves: 4 sandwiches
Makes: 4

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Ingredients

  • 8 strips thick-cut bacon, coarsely chopped

  • 1 1/2 cups creamy peanut butter

  • 8 tablespoons (4 ounces) unsalted butter, softened

  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

  • 8  (1 inch-thick) slices brioche loaf (see note)

  • 1/4 cup packed dark brown sugar

  • 3 tablespoons bourbon

  • 4 ripe but firm bananas, sliced into 1/4-inch thick rounds

Directions

  1. Cook bacon in large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp, 6 to 8 minutes. With slotted spoon, transfer bacon to paper towel lined-plate and cool to room temperature, about 5 minutes. Stir into peanut butter; reserve.

  2. Transfer rendered fat to small bowl.

  3. Combine butter and granulated sugar in small bowl. Stir in 2 tablespoons reserved bacon fat. Spread on 1 side of each bread slice.

  4. Heat 2 tablespoons fat in now empty skillet over medium-high heat. Add bananas and brown sugar and cook until caramelized, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat, add bourbon, and ignite with match. When flames die down, transfer to plate.

  5. Spread each sliced of bread (on the plain side) with about 3 tablespoons peanut butter mixture.

  6. Distribute banana slices evenly among 4 bread slices, then invert remaining 4 slices over them and press gently to adhere.

  7. Heat skillet over medium heat. Cook sandwiches, 2 at a time, until crisp and golden, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer to cooling rack and allow to set about 3 minutes prior to serving. Serve warm.

Special equipment

large nonstick skillet, paper towels, cooling rack

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)
1275 Calories
85g Fat
100g Carbs
37g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 1275
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 85g 108%
Saturated Fat 29g 144%
Cholesterol 109mg 36%
Sodium 1190mg 52%
Total Carbohydrate 100g 37%
Dietary Fiber 10g 36%
Total Sugars 42g
Protein 37g
Vitamin C 10mg 51%
Calcium 156mg 12%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 1220mg 26%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)