Friday 24 July 2009

Recipe - Decadent Rock-n-Roll Sandwich

Yup, I know - this is wrong. So very wrong. Wrong on so many levels. But still, it had to be tried. If it was good enough for The King...

I honestly can't say what made me try this but being curious, stupid and in total contempt of my calorie intake is probably high up the list.

This was allegedly one of Elvis Presley's favourite sandwiches although I understand that his was made with a slight bit difference. I think that even his banana slices were fried in butter. It wouldn't surprise me if he had the entire sandwich battered and deep-fried too.

I used a Swedish spice mix called Grillkrydda (literally barbecue spice) as a dry rub for my chicken breast but you could use cajun spice or something similar instead.

Ok, let's head over and see how to clog our arteries in a true rock and roll way...

Ingredients (makes one sandwich)
1 bread roll, sub roll, baguette or similar
4 slices of smoked streaky bacon
1 boneless chicken breast
Dry rub (grillkrydda, cajun spice mix or similar)
1 ripe but still firm banana
Peanut butter, crunchy or smooth is up to you

Fry the bacon until crispy, leave to cool on some kitchen towel. Dry rub the chicken breast and pan fry until done, alternatively pan fry to seal it and finish it off in the oven. Let the chicken rest until cool enough to handle. Once cool enough, slice it up.

Slice the bread lengthways, spread with a good layer of peanut butter. Top firstly with banana, then bacon and finally finish off with the sliced chicken.



  1. Hi, I'm looking for the mix of ingredients and quantities to make Grillkrydda. I have tried the web but cannot find it anywhere. Also the mix for Grittkrydda would be wonderful if u can help me?? Thanx so much, Ingrid

  2. Ingrid,

    This should give you a good base:

    1 tbsp freshly ground black pepper
    1 tbsp salt
    1 tsp garlic powder
    0.5 tsp cayenne
    1 tbsp paprika
    1 tsp thyme
    1 tsp cumin

    Use that, then freestyle it to get the exact flavour you're after...

    // Mike


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