What's the next big holiday after Christmas and New Year? Nope, not Valentine's Day. It's Elvis’ birthday!
The King of Rock and Roll would have turned 86 on January 8th. Check him out right here with Bob Sirott (LOL!)
What better way to celebrate than to recreate his famous favorite sandwich? Even better... a Cuban version of it!
Instead of using regular bananas (the one pictured on the bottom) to make the sandwich the way Elvis loved it, I used sweet plantains (pictured above the banana) that are good for frying. They're called maduros.
You don't have to actually make the maduros. That's another recipe for another day! You can buy them frozen at most grocery stores.
Take this as far as you want to. Here's the same sandwich made on Cuban bread.
Or go ahead and stick to the classic on white bread. Check out this grilled peanut butter, bacon and banana sandwich. It's a BIG HUNK O’ LOVE!
elvis cuban style birthday sandwich
This is so easy to make. Replacing regular banans with frozen sweet plantains may change your life forever! They add an extra layer of sweetness and warmth to this exquisite creation.
2 slices bread
3 strips of crispy bacon
2-3 slices of maduros cut diagonally (sweet plantains)
peanut butter (smooth)
Fry the bacon in a heavy skillet until crispy. Turn off the heat, remove from pan and keep the bacon grease.
Assemble all ingredients. Start by spreading peanut butter on both slices of bread. Add the bacon strips to one slice and the plantains to the other. Put them together to create a sandwich.
Heat up the pan with the bacon grease and add a small scoop of butter. When the pan is hot add the sandwich. Cook for a few minutes on one side and use a spatula to flip over and cook on the other side. You’re looking for a nice golden brown color on each side, making for a crispy sandwich. When done remove from the pan, slice in half and serve.