5. Monkey Bread
Elvis love of carbohydrates and sugar almost met its match with this recipe. A mix of biscuit dough, nuts and sugar, nowadays Monkey Bread is also known as a cinnamon roll! The name comes from the tendency of diner’s to rip it apart with their hands like a primate. This recipe is comes to us from Sally’s Baking Addiction.
4. Grilled Peanut Butter, Banana & Bacon Sandwich
Surprisingly the only thing not in this sandwich is cheese! Peanut butter was invented in the late 1800s but took another half a century to become popular. But even then, it was for wealthy patrons in New York City’s finest tearooms. What a long, hard fall this sandwich has had from the days of pimento and watercress to banana and bacon fried sandwiches. If you don’t like boring, white bread try sourdough instead. For the recipe click here!
3. Fried Pickles
Originally this dish was called French Fried Pickles (much like French fries or French dressing, names that the French to this day look upon as a verbal assault on the elegance of francophone cuisine). Another child of the deep south, it was Texas that made fried dill pickles popular. Click here for a southern classic from Wide Open Eats!
2. Chicken Fried Chicken
While this recipe name sounds like the avian version of cannibalism, it’s actually a synonym for “country fried.” Unlike traditional fried chicken (bone-in), boneless chicken breasts are flattened into a shape similar to a steak (chicken fried steak came first recipe-wise). From Homesick Texan comes this classic Southern recipe.
1. Oysters Rockefeller
When a famous New Orleans restaurant ran out of snails one day, they substituted readily available oysters. The richness of the sauce smothering the oysters led to this creation being named in honor of the wealthiest man alive – John D. Rockefeller. From Bon Appetite comes this recipe that Elvis served at his wedding!