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Elvis Presley's Favorite Recipes

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We're honoring the legendary King of Rock 'n' Roll... Elvis Presley, on what would have been his 78th birthday, by featuring six of his down-home southern-style favorites! So get out your blue suede shoes and get ready to be "all shook up" when you make one or all of these classic recipes!

The King's Cake

This salute to Elvis Presley's favorite food combo, peanut butter and bananas, truly takes the cake! Bake it up any time you want to enjoy a rich-tasting cake that'll make your gang feel like royalty!

Serves: 12

Cooking Time: 25 min

What You'll Need:
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup mashed banana (about 3 ripe bananas)
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract, divided
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 6 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat two 8-inch cake pans with cooking spray.
     
  2. In a large bowl, cream the granulated sugar and shortening until light and fluffy. Add eggs and beat thoroughly. Gradually blend in baking soda, flour, and salt. Beat in mashed banana and 1 teaspoon vanilla until thoroughly combined. Pour mixture into prepared cake pans. 
     
  3. Bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Let sit 5 minutes, then remove cakes from pans and place on a wire rack to cool.
     
  4. In another bowl, combine cream cheese, peanut butter, and butter; beat until fluffy. Add confectioners' sugar and remaining vanilla. Beat until thoroughly combined. Frost cake and sprinkle with peanuts.

Elvis' Favorite Snack

When the King had a craving, you could bet it was usually for a peanut butter, banana, and bacon sandwich. But don't be fooled. While most of us might consider this a meal, it was just Elvis' Favorite Snack -- anytime of the day.

Serves: 4

Cooking Time: 10 min

What You'll Need:
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 8 slices home-style white bread
  • 2 large bananas, peeled
  • 8 slices of warm, cooked bacon
  • 2 tablespoon butter
What To Do:
  1. Spread equal amounts of peanut butter over 4 slices of bread. 
     
  2. Cut bananas in half crosswise then slice each piece lengthwise into 3 pieces. Place 3 slices of banana over peanut butter, then top each with two slices of bacon. Top with remaining slices of bread.
     
  3. In a large skillet or griddle, melt 1 tablespoon butter over medium-low heat and place two sandwiches in skillet. Cook 2 minutes then turn  sandwiches over and cook 1 to 2 additional minutes, or until golden.
     
  4. Repeat with remaining butter and sandwiches. Serve immediately.

Southern Fried Pickles

Need a downright delicious change-of-pace nibbler? Take your taste buds to some traditional Southern-style cooking and treat everyone to our easy batter-dipped Southern Fried Pickles. Yes, pickles! If you've never tried them, these are a must!

Serves: 6

Chilling Time: 20 min

Cooking Time: 15 min

What You'll Need:
  • 1 1/2 cups cornmeal
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning
  • 2 teaspoon dried dillweed
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 (24-ounce) jar dill pickle spears, chilled
  • 3 cups canola oil
What To Do:
  1. In a shallow dish, combine cornmeal, flour, lemon pepper, dillweed, garlic, salt, and ground red pepper; mix well. In another shallow dish, whisk milk and eggs together.
     
  2. Dip pickles into egg mixture, then place in cornmeal mixture and coat evenly on all sides. Place on wax paper-lined platter.
     
  3. Chill 20 minutes.
     
  4. Meanwhile, in a soup pot, heat oil until hot but not smoking. Carefully add chilled pickles in batches to oil and fry 3 to 4 minutes, or until golden, turning once. Drain on paper towel-lined platter.

Extra Crispy Fried Chicken

Nothing shouts down-home southern cooking more than some Extra Crispy Fried Chicken. This classic chicken recipe is sure to be a family favorite.

Serves: 3

Cooking Time: 20 min

What You'll Need:
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 (3- to 3-1/2-pound) chicken, cut into 8 pieces
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 cups vegetable oil
What To Do:
  1. In a large bowl, combine milk and egg; mix well. Add chicken, coating completely. In another large bowl, combine flour, salt, and pepper; mix well. Remove chicken from milk mixture then place in flour mixture, coating completely. 
     
  2. In a large deep skillet, heat oil over medium heat until hot but not smoking
     
  3. Carefully place chicken in oil and cook 20 to 22 minutes, or until coating is brown and chicken is no longer pink. 
     
  4. Drain on a paper towel-lined platter. Serve immediately.

Old Fashioned Meatloaf

Meat loaf has become so trendy that we find it on menus everywhere from diners to fancy restaurants. They're all a little different, but our favorite is topped with this sweetened caramelized glaze of ketchup and brown sugar. Mmm!

Serves: 6

Cooking Time: 1 hr 15 min

What You'll Need:
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup Italian-flavored bread crumbs
  • 1 cup ketchup, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 5-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.
     
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground beef, onion, green pepper, egg, bread crumbs, 3/4 cup ketchup and the black pepper. Using your hands, mix ground beef mixture well and place in loaf pan.
     
  3. Bake 1 hour. Brush with remaining ketchup, sprinkle with brown sugar, and bake 15 to 20 additional minutes, or until no pink remains. Drain, if necessary, then slice and serve.

Down-South Cornbread

Here's some home-baked goodness that'll satisfy the heartiest of appetites. (And this one stays moister than the regular corn breads.)

Yields: 6 servings

Cooking Time: 20 min

What You'll Need:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) melted butter
  • 1 cup (1/2 pint) sour cream
What To Do:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Coat an 8-inch-round baking dish with cooking spray.
     
  2. In a large bowl, combine flour, cornmeal, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a medium bowl, beat together egg, milk, and butter. Add egg mixture and sour cream to flour mixture. Stir just until blended. Pour mixture into prepared baking dish.
     
  3. Bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until golden and a wooden toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.

Read more at http://www.mrfood.com/Bread/Down-South-Cornbread#9k8DavABwwEW3eYY.99 
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