Spicy Velvet Elvis Sandwich

May 21, 2009 by bartolimu | 0 Comments| Share it:   



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The King was well known for his love of grilled peanut butter and banana sandwiches. This combination is indeed tasty. It is also a bit one-dimensional, being sweet on top of sweet. I decided to revisit this classic and update it with a new aesthetic. The result was a somewhat Asian-inspired Elvis classic.


  • Prep: ~30 mins.
  • Cook: 30 mins. - 1 hr.
  • Serves: 4

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  • 1 loaf peanut butter bread (not in photo) (For my Peanut Butter Bread recipe, Click my username. It will be in the listing of my recipes)
  • 2 ripe plantains
  • 2 Tablespoons (or more) peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons (plus or minus to taste) Thai Chili Garlic Sauce
  • butter warmed to room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chiles crushed

Step 1

Put the grilling baste ingredients (2 teaspoons butter, 1 teaspoon brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon crushed red chiles) into a small saucepan and melt/stir to combine.


Step 2

Do not peel the plantains. Cut them in half lengthwise, and into pieces of appropriate size for your bread. Brush with basting solution.


Step 3

Grill the plantains skin-side down for 7 minutes, then flip them and grill 3 minutes more. I didn't get a usable picture of the grilling process, but here's what they look like after:


Step 4

Mix the peanut butter and chile-garlic sauce to taste. Add a bit of salt, and if necessary some peanut oil to make it more spreadable.


Step 5

Okay, time to assemble! Start by slicing the peanut butter bread. Optional: remove the crusts like Mom used to do.


Step 6

Spread some spicy peanut butter on each piece of bread.


Step 7

You know how to put together a sandwich. Slice the plantains in half if they seem too thick. Butter the outside portions of the bread for pan-toasting.


Step 8



Step 9

Toast in the pan until GBD (Golden Brown and Delicious).


Step 10

Serve the Asian inspired Elvis Sandwich. This goes great with my African Squash and Peanut Soup recipe which you can find by clicking on my username.

Now that you have learned how to make spicy velvet elvis sandwich, please be sure to view these other sandwich recipes. Also, you will love these American recipes.


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