Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Eat Like A King The King

"Well I don't know if he was alive when I started work, but he was sure dead when I finished" - Coroner Jerry Francisco, after conducting autopsy on Elvis Presley

It's no secret that Elvis loved him his sammiches.

Some of the recipes compiled at The Ravenous Guide to Eating Like Elvis are (in)famous, such as His Pelvisness' Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich, and some might not sound too agreeable if you're a Yankee (e.g. Fried Okra, Fried Squirrel).

The one that takes top honors in the Elvis Bad Foods Hall of Fame would have to be Fool's Gold Loaf. The King would regularly eat two of these bad lads for dinner. Here's the basic version:

1 jar peanut butter
1 jar strawberry jam
1 pound of crisp-fried bacon
Hollow out one loaf of Italian bread, slather on the PB & J and add the still-warm bacon.
Serves 1 Elvis (or 8 mortals)

Does that sound like a lot of calories? Is the surface of the sun a little warm? The recommended daily caloric intake for an adult male is around 2,000 cals/day. An adult Asian elephant has a normal diet of 50,000 calories per day. Each Fool's Gold Loaf delivers a heartstopping 42,000 calories each. And Elvis ate two. A night.

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