No, I didn't see Elvis' face in my grilled cheese - April is National Grilled Cheese Month! You probably know Elvis' favorite sandwich - peanut butter, banana, honey and bacon. I turned this outrageous sandwich into ridiculous (and vegetarian) by replacing the bacon with extra sharp cheddar cheese and then grilling the mother lover. I was inspired by the peanut butter and cheese sandwiches I loved as a kid. It is just truly silly, but one bite and you'll think it's like steroids on crack. Just skip the nutritional information because you don't want to know - and go grab a skillet.
Grilled Cheese Elvis
Time: 15 minutes active and total
Price: About $2.65 total; $1.33 per sandwich
Nutrition (per serving):
Saturated fat: 19.1g
I taste-tested British, Irish and American cheddars. Not sure why - how could you ever use anything but the orange American stuff in an Elvis sandwich?
4 slices bread, about 2oz total
1 1/2 Tbsp butter
3oz extra sharp cheddar, preferably orange and American (CA, NY or VT preferred), sliced
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter, with salt
1 medium banana, sliced
1 Tbsp honey
1. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Meanwhile, butter one side of each slice of bread. Flip the slices over and on one side lay cheese, then banana slices and drizzle honey over top. On the other slice, spread peanut butter.
2. Carefully put the sandwich together and put on the hot skillet. Place a weight on top like a plate or foiled-wrapped brick. Grill 2-3 minutes on each side. Eat it up!