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April 5, 2007 2:23 PM   Subscribe

Twenty-two browned, hollowed-out loaves of Italian white bread. Twenty-two pounds of bacon. Twenty-two jars of peanut butter. Twenty-two jars of jelly. Forty-eight tablespoons of butter. A case of Perrier. A case of champagne. And the King.
posted by WCityMike (40 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
I would try it. Heck, I will try it.
posted by everichon at 2:36 PM on April 5, 2007


Sounds like tomorrow's brunch.
posted by anthill at 2:41 PM on April 5, 2007


According to this it is supposed to be blueberry jelly. Bleah!

I think on could try this on a more modest scale if they went to Jimmy Johns in the evening and bought a couple of their leftover baggettes.
posted by spock at 2:45 PM on April 5, 2007


$49.95?!?!?
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 2:49 PM on April 5, 2007


It was typical of Elvis' generosity that he insisted that the plane's pilots, Milo High and Elwood Davis, join the fun.

Eponysterical.
posted by Nabubrush at 2:54 PM on April 5, 2007


Elvis' pilot was named Milo High?

One of my best thrift store finds EVER was this book, autographed 9/18/86 on the title page by this man. Three of the best dollars I've ever spent. I just pulled it off the shelf to share some of the insights with you. For example, Elvis' favorite juices were: orange, grape, apple and GATORADE (and apparently he had 13 favorite soft drinks so the better question would've been what DIDN'T Elvis like). And there are two recipes in particular that I KNOW you guys want...

ELVIS' SOUTHERN FRIED SQUIRREL
Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds squirrel meat; 1 t ground pepper; 1 t parsley flakes; 1 t seasoned salt; 1 c flour; 1 1/2 c cooking oil
Boil squirrel until tender; remove from water; pat dry. Season & coat with flour. Place into hot oil & cook until brown. If desired, make brown gravy.

and then my personal favorite:

ELVIS' 12 FLAVOR ICE CREAM DESSERT
1 scoop each: Vanilla ice cream; pineapple sherbet; black walnut ice cream; lim sherbet; orange sherbet; butter pecan ice cream; strawberry ice cream; chocolate chip ice cream; black cherry ice cream; lemon ice cream; peach ice cream
1 pint fresh strawberries

This is a combination of different kinds of ice cream. Mix together in a large bowl. Center on the table for dessert with fresh strawberries on top. Serve with chocolate chip cookies. Some days this is all Elvis would have during the day.

The last line AND the italics were not added by me. That's how it reads in the book.
posted by miss lynnster at 2:55 PM on April 5, 2007 [2 favorites]


How many squirrels do you need to get a pound and a half of meat?
posted by lekvar at 3:04 PM on April 5, 2007


I'd eat one.
posted by Astro Zombie at 3:05 PM on April 5, 2007


Elvis is king baby. King of ALL things.
posted by evilelvis at 3:15 PM on April 5, 2007


I'm so making this for Easter!
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 3:17 PM on April 5, 2007


How on earth is that sandwich worth $49.95?
posted by kjh at 3:17 PM on April 5, 2007


this sandwich costs 100 pounds:

Rare Wagyu beef, the finest fresh duck foie gras, black truffle mayonnaise, brie de meaux, rocket, red pepper and mustard confit with English plum tomatoes in a sour dough bread.
Comes with spice dusted tortilla wedges and a mini bottle of Moet.

posted by phaedon at 3:23 PM on April 5, 2007


This is a prime example of why I have a picture of Elvis' grave at Graceland in my bathroom...Long live the King!
posted by digiFramph at 3:25 PM on April 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


According to this random - and somewhat angry - Google search result for "squirrel's average weight", the North American Grey Squirrel tips the scales at a robust 550 grams (As opposed to the UK's unsurprisingly wimpy Red Squirrel's anemic 300 grams.), or about a quarter pound; taking into account tails, skeletons, and sampling (No one can resist sticking a finger in the bowl when Gramma's makin' squirrel!), I would say eight squirrels would suffice.

Also, those "not in favour of eliminating the grey squirrel are by definition for the elimination of our charming native red squirrel from these islands", which is also good to know. Get informed, people!
posted by Alvy Ampersand at 3:38 PM on April 5, 2007


Aww, I couldnt find a link to it, but Maxim had a brief article about a year or so ago with the most insane sandwiches ever devised by man.. er MAN *grunt grunt*. I dont recall the specifics, except for one; a, *ahem*, triple bacon cheeseburger served on a grilled Krispee Kreme (sp) donut.

Good. Lord.
posted by elendil71 at 3:42 PM on April 5, 2007


This is a prime example of why I have a picture of Elvis' grave at Graceland in my bathroom...

I cannot think of a more apropos location for a photo of Elvis' grave.
posted by aladfar at 3:52 PM on April 5, 2007


Ahhh elendil71, you must be talking about the Luther Burger.
posted by miss lynnster at 3:59 PM on April 5, 2007


this sandwich costs 100 pounds: ... rocket, ...

Well, if it contains a rocket I'm surprised they got the price that low.
posted by lostburner at 4:08 PM on April 5, 2007


Heheh, miss lynster, I do believe you are correct. I wish I could find the Maxim reference, since they apparently took it and ran with it to its extreme. Ahh well, our hearts will be the better for it.
posted by elendil71 at 4:26 PM on April 5, 2007


If I had crazy funds, this is the kind of stuff I would do. He was the flippin' King!
posted by Foam Pants at 4:56 PM on April 5, 2007


I made a spinich sandwich for breakfast:
I slice of homemade brioche bread (formed into loaf)
2 slices of provolone cheese
1 C of cooked spinich with water squeezed out

Toast bread and cheese under broiler. Add in spinich and fold over.
It wasn't bad but I'm thinking a thin slice or two of proscuitto would not come amiss.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 4:57 PM on April 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


lawl, secret life.
posted by bam at 5:12 PM on April 5, 2007


My modified Elvis sandwich is peanut butter, bacon, and banana. Mmmmm.....

Secret Life of Gravy. I love spinach sandwiches. Usually I eat Spinach Bolani though. Pancetta would go better with spinach than proscuitto, but I like proscuitto with eggplant.
posted by BrotherCaine at 5:28 PM on April 5, 2007


$49.95?!?!?

Adjusted for inflation, that's about $180 in today's dollars.

Which seems exorbitant.
posted by Kibbutz at 5:54 PM on April 5, 2007


This is a prime example of why I have a picture of Elvis' grave at Graceland in my bathroom...Long live the King!
posted by digiFramph at 6:25 PM on April 5 [+] [!]


I would've thought it was to remind you to take it easy in there.
posted by shmegegge at 6:00 PM on April 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


also, let's be clear about the price:

it serves 8-10 people. assume 8 people eat it, the damn thing only costs a little over $5 per.
posted by shmegegge at 6:01 PM on April 5, 2007 [1 favorite]


lostburner:Well, if it contains a rocket I'm surprised they got the price that low.

Rocket = Arugula. No clue as to how the linguistic disconnect occurred.
posted by deadmessenger at 6:11 PM on April 5, 2007


Pretty clearly, rocket is from roquette, the french for arugula.
posted by BrotherCaine at 7:29 PM on April 5, 2007


also, let's be clear about the price:

it serves 8-10 people. assume 8 people eat it, the damn thing only costs a little over $5 per.


Baloney. Come on. Peanut butter, jelly, bacon, white bread, and margarine? I don't care how many people it serves, and I think "8-10" is a clear exaggeration to make the "one if you're Elvis" stand out more. Either this story is phony or the King got ripped the fuck off.
posted by kjh at 8:03 PM on April 5, 2007


"He says, 'Do I look fat to you?'
"I say, 'No, King, it's not true.
"'You just have very big bones.'
"And then he fires his .44 into the television."
posted by Zonker at 8:31 PM on April 5, 2007


Fried squirrel is delicious.
posted by ColdChef at 9:04 PM on April 5, 2007


Huh, I thought I was the only one who like peanut butter and bacon sandwiches...maybe it's a southern thing.
posted by lester the unlikely at 10:57 PM on April 5, 2007


As much as I love the idea of that spinach sandwich, I think the flavour of all that spinachy goodness would easily blot out the surprisingly delicate taste of prosciutto. Might I suggest, and this is just a crazy dream, a veal cutlet with some fried onions?

And finally, I would like to formally nominate provolone as the next standard, go-to, 'hot' cheese. It not only melts just fine, but actually has a distinct flavour unlike mozarella, which, for all its many virtues, is really just a kind of placeholder in search of an identity beyond being merely meltable. Unless it's in the form of bocconcini, in which case it is somehow made wonderful by virtue of being wet and in ball form.
posted by Tiresias at 12:22 AM on April 6, 2007


Alvy Ampersand: tips the scales at a robust 550 grams [...], or about a quarter pound.

Your quarterpounders (with cheese) must be a sight. Ours are only the more common 113.5g version.
posted by splice at 1:29 AM on April 6, 2007


Pancetta would go better with spinach than proscuitto, but I like proscuitto with eggplant.

You might be right, I will just have to get some and try it. I happened to have proscuitto on hand because Sunday dinner was proscuitto and roasted asparagus crepes with a lemony shitaki mushroom sauce. We used to make the crepes without meat but a few tissue-thin slices of proscuitto makes all the difference in the world.
posted by Secret Life of Gravy at 8:08 AM on April 6, 2007 [1 favorite]


Ever since seeing the Residents perform their show "Cube E" in Little Tokyo in Los Angeles about 17 years ago, I cannot think of Elvis without imagining him as a tinsel-and-blacklight clad live-action marionnette person with hair three feet tall.

Which makes imagining him eating trash food like this somewhat even more surreal...
posted by darkstar at 10:53 AM on April 6, 2007


Back in the late sixties they used to sell a commercial (Skippy) peanut butter with bacon bits in it. Loved it, but I think they were fake bacon bits (about the same time fake bacon bits were invented, I guess).
posted by spock at 1:41 PM on April 6, 2007


Oh man, I'm so jonesing for a peanut butter & jam sandwich right now.
posted by The Monkey at 5:38 AM on April 7, 2007


I just grilled myself two peanut butter, banana, honey, and bacon sandwiches. They're good. Thank you, MetaFilter, for encouraging me to commit delicious, slow suicide.
posted by Wolfdog at 6:53 AM on April 7, 2007


Dudes.

I just made and served this stuff at a (grown up, boozy) Easter egg hunt. It was a huge hit.

I don't ever want to make a loaf for less than six or seven people, but damn. The King knew sandwiches.
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 5:38 PM on April 7, 2007


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