Elvis Presley Eats
Favorite foods of the King and how you can enjoy them.
Web2Carz Contributing Writer
Published: August 16th, 2012
Elvis reportedly also enjoyed fried squirrel, and no, that's not a nickname for something else. It's squirrel.
s a Southern man, Elvis Presley enjoyed his fair share of rich foods. Rumors may suggest that it was this lifestyle choice that contributed to his ultimate demise, but we're sticking with the "drugs/overdose" theory. Regardless of what you think did him in, some of the foods Presley enjoyed are pretty delicious, not to mention readily available—if not in your own kitchen, then likely at a restaurant near you.
You probably know that the King's sandwich of choice was a peanut butter and banana one, and a fried one at that. To make this, you'll need two tablespoons of creamy peanut butter, two slices of white bread, one small banana (mashed), and two tablespoons of softened butter. Spread the peanut butter on one slice of bread, and the banana on the other. Close up the sandwich, then heat up one of the tablespoons of butter in a pan until it stops foaming. Put the sandwich in the pan and fry it on one side for about three minutes. Pick up the sandwich with a spatula, melt the other tablespoon of butter, then flip the sandwich and fry that side for about three more minutes. It's in no way healthy, but it makes for an indulgent breakfast (or lunch, or dinner—we aren't going to judge you).
But Elvis loved other foods, too. He liked barbecue, as well as well-done burgers with "the works"—American cheese, lettuce, mayonnaise, mustard, pickles, tomatoes, and onions.
He reportedly also enjoyed fried squirrel, and no, that's not a nickname for anything—the king really liked roadkill, it seems.
Presley also liked things like fried okra and cornbread, sweet potato pudding, pound cake, and biscuits and gravy. His grocery list, taken from the book The Life and Cuisine of Elvis Presley included bacon, hamburger meat, biscuits, banana pudding, ice cream, brownies, hot dogs, potatoes, and more, but none of it was particularly healthy.
But if you don't feel like preparing the stuff in your own home, there are restaurants out there that cater to fanatics' whims. While there aren't currently many Elvis Presley-themed restaurants in the U.S. (except if you want to count those located in Memphis), some places will still serve up a fried pb&b with a smile.