It takes a certain level of notoriety before there’s a drink named after you. (Arnold Palmer. Shirley Temple.) But you’ve really made it when there’s a sandwich named after you.
A pan-fried sandwich with peanut butter, banana and bacon, the Elvis was said to be a favorite of Mr. Presley. The Wall Street Journal notes that the sandwich well predated Elvis’s popularizing of it; still, it’s become inextricably associated with the King (and there are far worse legacies to have).
“It’s an indulgent treat for sure, with lots of wonderful flavors and textures,” says Lee Zalben, founder of Peanut Butter & Co., in New York City, and perhaps one of the world’s foremost peanut butter sandwich experts. “The crisp fried bread, the rich, gooey peanut butter, the sweet creaminess of the bananas, and of course, the salty crunch of the bacon.” And Zalben adds honey for some extra sweetness.