I was watching Paula's Home Cooking as usual and she was preparing Elvis land marking sandwiches. Of course in true Paula Deen fashion I had to make it! I love plain Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwiches, but fried and then rolled in cinnamon sugar my lord that woman is definitely trying to kill me. I made a batch of these bad boys for lunch over the weekend. They were really good and really rich, whew I could only eat a half of one followed by a large glass of milk to wash it down. I can see why this was Elvis favorite sandwich it really was great. My daughter said "these samiches' are good mommy, but who is Elvis????? I explained to her in the only way I could so an 8 year old could understand, but she still really didn't know who he was. Oh well maybe when she's older. We did happened to see him on TV later that week and she said Mommy that's that man and the sandwich. Why does he dance like that??? Kids are so funny they crack me up.
Spread the peanut butter mixture on both pieces of bread and add the banana slices to one slice. Top the sandwich with the other slice of bread. I found it easier to butter the second side of the bread once you place the sandwiches on the griddle.
Whew these sandwiches were definitely some bad boys. I don't know how Elvis ate these as often as he did they are so rich in flavor but definitely good!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! he did have that right. If you love peanut butter and you love bananas you will love this ewee gooey sandwich.
Fried Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwiches
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup crunchy peanut butter
3 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 to 3 ripe bananas
8 slices white bread
1/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
In a frying pan, melt 3 tablespoons of the butter. Make sure butter does not burn. In a small bowl mix together the peanut butter, honey, and cinnamon. Slice the bananas into 1/4-inch thick slices. Spread the peanut butter mixture on 4 slices of bread and cover with banana slices. Top with the remaining 4 slices of bread. Spread the remaining butter on both sides of the sandwiches. Grill the sandwiches in the frying pan until each side is golden brown.
For topping, combine the sugar and cinnamon in shallow plate. Coat the grilled sandwiches with the mixture. Cut diagonally and serve hot.
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