Just in case it isn’t abundantly clear yet, I absolutely love bacon. I guess it should already be pretty obvious based on the fact that the cured meat is included in about two out of every three things I make and write about here on DudeFoods though.
Now I know it sounds impossible to get sick of regular bacon, but when you eat as much of it as I do you eventually start looking for ways to mix it up a little. In the past I’ve made everything from Oreo Cookie Glazed Bacon to Deep Fried Doritos Crusted Bacon and this time I’m back with some Elvis Bacon.
So what is Elvis Bacon you ask? Well, it’s my take on the classic Elvis Sandwich, which contains peanut butter, bacon and bananas, except this time I skipped the bread completely and just added a peanut butter glaze to my bacon and then sprinkled some crushed up freeze dried banana pieces on it, so with each and every delicious bite you’re tasting all three ingredients.
Want to try making your own? Here’s the glaze recipe I used:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
2 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Normally when I make candied bacon or glazed bacon I brush the glaze onto the bacon prior to putting it in the oven, but this time I did it immediately after removing my bacon from the oven and it still turned out pretty amazing.
For the freeze dried bananas I just bought a small bag from Trader Joe’s, but if you have a food dehydrator you could easily make your own. I’m sure pieces of regular bananas would work as well, but any time I’ve cut bananas into pieces that small they always just seem to turn into a gooey mess.
Regardless, this Elvis Bacon was incredible and I’m already racking my brain trying to come up with my next glazed bacon idea. If only I had thought of this one sooner I could have added this Elvis Bacon to my Pop-Tart Elvis Burger!