Elvis Presley is still The King of Rock n’ Roll. Born January 8, 1935 in Tupelo Mississippi, Elvis’ life began with tragedy. His twin brother was stillborn leaving him the only child to a truck driver father and sewing machine operator mother. His family later moved to Memphis Tennessee where his musical talent was discovered.
Elvis drew inspiration from pop, country, gospel and R&B music he learned while walking the streets of Memphis. His career exploded with instant success, and had Elvis lived longer, I’m sure he would have made a stop or two at one of Austin’s live venues. What a show we missed!
Known for many things … singing, acting, military service and being a God-fearing man, Elvis also had a passion for food. Eclectic would definitely be the word to describe The King’s food preferences. You think pregnant women have cravings? Elvis gave them a run for their money.
While today’s society is focusing on eating organic, Elvis chose to sidestep that notion. There is no doubt Elvis was a true Southern boy who loved his mama’s home cooking. The sidekick to most of Elvis’ favorite foods was the ever so healthy biscuits fried in butter and stuffed with sausage and t-bone steaks grilled in butter. Some of his other favorites included BBQ bologna, meatloaf, cheeseburgers, bratwurst sandwiches, fried okra and even fried squirrel. Healthy? I think not.
Elvis could never get enough of two meals in particular.
The first is the Fool’s Gold Loaf. Ingredients please:
1 loaf of Italian bread (hollowed out)
2 T. butter
1 lb. bacon
1 jar of peanut butter
1 jar of grape jelly
The other meal made famous by The King is the Elvis sandwich. This sandwich consists of peanut butter, sliced or mashed bananas, and crisp bacon with bread then fried or grilled in – you guessed it – butter.
Many restaurants and cookbooks have put their own spin on this sandwich, to rave reviews. Roll On Sushi Diner is going to join their ranks, and put our own spin on this creative, popular and quite yummy concoction.
Roll On Sushi Diner’s ELVIS ROLL:
This deep-fried spring roll is stuffed with peanut butter, bacon and bananas. It is served with mayo OR chocolate sauce for dipping, and it is amazingly delicious.
Come try one for yourself at the Grand Opening of Roll On Sushi Diner in early August! The countdown is on, and we can’t wait to feed you!