Elvis Presley’s Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich

In this programme Nigella says goodbye to the food snobs and purists and  creates a space for a bit of kitsch in the kitchen… such as Elvis Presley’s  fried peanut butter and banana sandwich, Ham baked in Coke and Chocolate  Lime Cheesecake.

Total Time: 10 min

Prep: 5 min

Cook: 5 min

Yield: 1 sandwich

Level: Easy



  • 2 slices white bread
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 small ripe banana
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Place 1 slice of bread on top of the other forming a sandwich.
  4. Place sandwich in hot skillet browning each side, flipping with a spatula, about 2 minutes per side.
  5. Take out of skillet, slice on a diagonal and serve on a plate.