Monday, August 10, 2009
A Sandwich Fit for the King
I'm still unemployed, so lunch has become a welcome reprieve after hitting the refresh button on various job sites all morning. Lately, I've fallen into the comforting arms of grilled peanut butter, honey and banana sandwiches. A glass of milk and the warm ooey-gooey sandwich has become the best part of my day. Apparently, Elvis loved peanut butter and banana sandwiches. Some claim that bacon was even a part of the equation. While I have yet to seek that level of caloric comfort, I think the King may have known what he was doing.
Recipe courtesy Peanut Butter & Co. and the Food Network
2 tablespoons butter, softened
8 slices white bread
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
1 large, ripe banana, sliced
1/4 cup honey
12 slices bacon, sauteed until crispy (optional)
Spread the butter on 1 side of each slice of bread. On the other side of half of the slices spread peanut butter. Place banana slices on top of peanut butter. Drizzle honey over bananas. Place 3 bacon slices on top of the banana, then place the remaining buttered bread slices on top, butter-side-out. Place sandwiches on a preheated grill pan or griddle. Flip them over when they become golden brown and crispy. When the sandwiches are browned on both sides, remove to plates. Slice in half and serve immediately. Yields 4 sandwiches.