A Happy Gluten-Free Birthday to Elvis!
While some might associate Elvis Presley with “Heartbreak Hotel”, Graceland or swinging hips, my food-loving self always jumps straight to the Elvis Sandwich. If you have never heard of this classic sandwich, then you are in for a surprise. Let me warn you, at first, you will be intimidated, terrified or maybe even disgusted by the medley of ingredients in this sandwich. After your first bite, however, the delicious sweet and savory flavors will overpower any hesitations you may have held. The Elvis Sandwich is versatile and works well for school lunches, afterschool snacks or, as I usually do, ski slope meals. There is nothing quite like taking a semi-squished Elvis sandwich out of your ski jacket and enjoying it with a hot chocolate in the lodge! So, without further ado, here is the recipe to help you celebrate the birth of the King of Rock n’ Roll:
2 slices of your favorite Udi’s bread (I prefer the White Sandwich Bread, but I bet Cinnamon Raisin would be delicious as well)
Your favorite nut butter (peanut, almond, cashew… you choose!)
1/2 banana (sliced)
3 slices of cooked bacon (cooked as crispy as you like)
The next part is the easiest. Simply spread your chosen nut butter on both slices of bread. Then, add the banana slices and bacon and smash between the bread. Now, go ahead, try it. You’ll thank me later!
This is my rendition of the Elvis Sandwich; do you have your own? Share it with us!