Makes 2 sandwiches. Recipe is by Cynthia Nobles, who gives Elvis Presley’s favorite peanut butter and banana sandwich a Louisiana twist with the addition of Steen’s Syrup. Some food historians claim Elvis liked the banana smashed and that he preferred the sandwich fried in bacon fat.
1 large ripe banana, sliced
4 slices white bread
4 tbls. creamy peanut butter
1 tbl. Steen’s Syrup
4 slices thick-cut bacon, fried crisp
4 tbls. unsalted butter
1. Layer bananas on 2 slices of bread. In a small bowl, stir together peanut butter and syrup. Spread peanut butter mixture on remaining 2 bread slices.
2. Put 2 slices bacon on top of each slice of bread with bananas. Top with peanut butter bread slices.
3. Melt butter in a heavy skillet on medium-high heat. Fry sandwiches on both sides until golden brown. Serve immediately.