After creating a BLT sandwich last week, I had been craving for some more bacon sandwiches. "What other sandwiches can I make with turkey bacon?" That question kept popping into my mind while I was sipping my morning coffee. Then I remembered seeing a comment saying Elvis sandwich. "This is it!" I shouted out loud like some lunatic. Lol!
The problem with Elvis sandwich is what go in between those bread: peanut butter, bacon, grape jelly and bananas. I had experienced biting into one. The crispy bacon got pulled out on 1st bite, followed by the rest of the ingredients and I was left with a complete mess on the table. That was indeed a bad experience. To solve that problem, like what I did in my BLT, I cooked the bacon until it is juicy tender and not crispy. I mashed the bananas and mixed it with grape jelly and my bacon jam. That mixture will become like a sauce, instead of slices of bananas which will inevitably fall off the sandwich; the sauce somehow adhere to the sandwich.
You must be wondering, why bacon jam when we already have bacon. The bacon jam is to make up for the crispiness and adds more depth in terms of flavors, to the sandwich. Yes, this is gonna be a messy sandwich. But at least none of the ingredients get pulled out or fall off from the sandwich. Elvis is indeed a genius creating this sandwich. Here's to the king.
(Make 4 sandwiches)
Turkey Bacon Halved, 8 Slices
Maple Syrup Preferably Grade 'A', 4 TBSP
Brioche / Challah Bread, 8 Slices
Japanese Kewpie Mayo, 8 Heaping Spread
Ripe Banana Mashed, 2
Grape Jelly, 4 Heaping TBSP
Turkey Bacon Jam, 4 Heaping TBSP
Pic's Smooth Peanut Butter, 8 Heaping Spread
Cast Iron Skillet / Pan
Please visit my "How To Make Turkey Bacon Jam" page for the recipe.
In a skillet over medium heat, add in 4 slices of bacon.
Add in 1 TBSP of maple syrup.
Once the bacon start to sweat out it's juices, flip and cook the other side for about 15 seconds.
Remove from heat and repeat the process for the remaining bacon.
*We only need to cook the bacon until it is tender and juicy. Cooking it too far will cause the bacon to crisp up.*
Spread mayo on one side of a bread.
Using a griddle over medium heat, add in the bread, mayo side down.
Grill the bread until almost charred.
*We only need to toast 1 side of the bread.*
Once lightly charred, remove from heat.
Repeat the process for the remaining bread.
Assemble the sandwich.
In a bowl, add banana, grape jelly and bacon jam.
Mix to combine well.
Place 2 slices of bread on a working surface, toasted side down.
Spread the peanut butter on each bread.
Lay the bacon strips over the top, follow by the banana sauce mixture.
Sandwich with the other slice of bread.
Repeat the process for the remaining sandwiches.