CJ, Ellen & Bernie Try Elvis’ Peanut Butter & Banana Sandwich for the First Time
Elvis Presley, the biggest selling recording artist of all time, a new box office smash (Elvis) and the lover of peanut butter and banana sandwiches. CJ, Ellen and Bernadette Lee of CJ and Ellen in the Morning, along with friends and family try Elvis' favorite sandwich for the first time.
Mary Jenkins, Elvis' cook and housekeeper, says at first she didn't make The King's peanut and banana sandwiches the way he liked them. It took her a total of five times before she perfected them.
Place 2 pieces of white bread in the toaster on a light setting. Heat skillet over medium heat with 2 tablespoons butter. While the bread is toasting, in a small bowl, using a fork mash the ripe banana until it reaches a smooth consistency. Using a knife, take both pieces of the toasted bread and spread 2 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter, topping 1 side with the mashed banana. Place 1 slice of bread on top of the other forming a sandwich. Place sandwich in hot skillet browning each side, flipping with a spatula, about 2 minutes per side. Take out of skillet, slice on a diagonal and serve on a plate.
Prior to the opening of Elvis worldwide, CJ, Ellen, Bernadette Lee, JayCee, General Manager for Townsquare Media Brian Sines and friends and family were privileged to see the movie at The Grand Theater in an intimate setting the evening before it opened worldwide.
Kim Landry, the mother of CJ's daughter's fiance, made CJ his first peanut butter and banana sandwich exactly as Elvis would have it. (Not in the video, most people on the entire row had a bite.)