Saturday, February 15, 2014

The Updated Elvis Sandwich

I know, it's a messy picture... But only because this is a messy sandwich. Messy and delicious.

Bacon makes everything better... Really it does. I would apologize but everyone likes bacon, even Vegetarians. Crispy, slightly chewy in the center, thick cut bacon, is God's gift to earth.

I was so thankful for Food Network magazine whose entire issue was devoted to this delicious cut of swine this month... Bacon, bacon everywhere!

Jeff Mauro featured this delicious sandwich and called it the "Italian Elvis" because he used Mascarpone... Here's my version.

You will need:
4 slices thick cut Country White Bread
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
1-2 Bananas (1 for mashing and another half of 1 for slicing)
6 slices, thick cut bacon, cooked until crisp, drained, and cooled
4 Tablespoons Chocolate Hazelnut spread

Butter for cooking

Mash 1 banana in a large bowl. Add in the softened cream cheese and stir until combined, set aside.

Lay down 4 slices of the white bread and on two of the pieces, spread with an even layer of your banana/cream cheese mixture.

On the other two slices of bread, spread with two Tablespoons each of the Chocolate Hazelnut bread and top with 4-5 slices of banana.

Place 3 slices of the cooked bacon on top of the banana slices.

(my bacon got a little dark, don't judge me, that's what I get for multi-tasking)

Press the two pieces of bread together to create a sandwich. Preheat a flattop pan over medium-low and grease with butter.

Place the sandwich on top and cook until both sides are golden brown.

Oh this sandwich is good, so darn good. Gooey chocolate spread, creamy bananas, crisp salty bacon, and buttery bread. This sandwich is so decadent but well worth the calories! Enjoy!

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