This past summer, I took three days to really explore my hometown, Memphis, Tennessee (see 3 Days in Memphis). I had lived here for over ten years and never ventured to all of the tourist spots. If you have never “played tourist” where you live, I highly recommend it. For one thing, I knew Elvis was discovered and lived in Memphis (Graceland), but I loved learning about all of the places he loved to eat and places he hung out.
One of my favorite foods I ate while playing tourist was Elvis’s favorite, too–the fried peanut butter and banana sandwich. I ordered it for breakfast at the Arcade restaurant (see 24 Hours in Memphis–Civil Rights Focus).
And I ordered it again the very next day for lunch while touring Graceland! (see 24 Hours in Memphis or Music Lovers). It’s no wonder that Elvis started looking a bit heavier in his later years! This is not going to be listed on any diet plan. It’s fried goodness!
Fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches are easy enough to make at home, but just like everything else, I decided to try to try and make it over a campfire using the pie irons that I love so much (see Camp Cooking Equipment You’ll Love). Instead of a savory sandwich, I made it just a touch sweeter.
If you don’t have a pie iron, I’m sure an iron skillet would work just fine. If you’d like to pick up a pie iron to try out on your next camping trip or backyard fire pit, order through this link and we’ll get a little commission (and it won’t cost you anything extra)!
So this week we have been camping in Florida, the weather was perfect campfire temperatures! The sandwiches were just as easy as making them at home, but a whole lot more fun using the pie irons. Everyone enjoyed making their own. We hope you enjoy making them, too!
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