Hailing from Mississippi, it’s not surprising that The “King’s” favorite dishes were traditional southern meals. It’s said that this rock and roll legend didn’t have an interest in exotic foods or those with unusual textures or flavor combinations. He stuck mainly to the tried and true American classics.
We’ve put together three of The “King’s” favorite recipes, and once you try them, you’ll be saying, “Thank you. Thank you very much!”
The “King’s” Favorite Cheeseburger
Speaking of classics, the “King” had a weakness for cheeseburgers. You can’t get more American than that! Get in touch with classic Americana with his favorite cheeseburger recipe.
Start to finish: 35 minutes
1 pound ground beef
1/4 cup onion, chopped finely
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
4 slices American cheese
4 hamburger buns
Toppings include: lettuce, mayonnaise or salad dressing, mustard, pickles, tomatoes, and red onions.
Prepare grill and let coals get hot for 20 minutes, until they look gray-white. In the meantime, combine ground beef, chopped onion, garlic salt, oregano and black pepper in a large mixing bowl. Shape the mixture into 4 patties.
Grill or broil the patties for 5-7 minutes on each side until burgers are well done. Add a slice of cheese to each burger about 2 minutes before the second side is finished. Serve burgers on toasted buns with lettuce, condiments and other desired toppings.
Grilled Banana and Peanut Butter Sandwiches
Peanut butter and banana is a combination that brings back nostalgic memories for many, and the king of rock ‘n’ roll was no exception. Take this simple combo to the next level with this grilled version.
Start to finish: 12 minutes
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 very ripe bananas
10 slices bread, buttered
Blend the peanut butter and bananas until creamy. Spread the mixture evenly over 5 slices of bread. Top with the remaining pieces of bread to make a sandwich.
In a skillet, melt enough butter to coat the bottom of the pan. Place sandwiches in pan and grill until the bread is lightly toasted. Flip and grill the other side until lightly toasted. Place sandwiches on paper towels to soak up excess oil.
This coconut cake is fit for a king! And it’s no wonder, because this recipe is based on the very cake made by the mother of rock ‘n’ roll’s biggest legend.
Start to finish: 50 minutes (25 minutes active time)
1 2/3 cup cake flour
1 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon salt
3 teaspoon baking powder
1/3 cup + 1 tablespoon shortening
1/3 cup coconut milk
1/4 cup milk
3 egg whites
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 cups grated coconut
Line the bottom of two 8-inch layer pans with wax paper. Lightly grease the paper and sides of the pan. Be sure all ingredients are at room temperature.
Sift the cake flour into a large mixing bowl. Add the sugar, salt and baking powder, and resift 3 times. Add the shortening and coconut milk, and beat with electric mixer at medium speed for 2 min. Scrape the sides of the bowl.
Add the milk, egg whites and vanilla. Beat 2 minutes more. Scrape the sides of the bowl frequently to keep the batter smooth.
Bake at 350 F for 25 minutes. Remove the cake from the oven and let stand for about 5 minutes. Remove it from the pans to cool thoroughly. Top with grated coconut and stack the layers.
Tribute to the King of Rock N’ Roll
After eating the “King’s” favorite foods, there’s a high chance you’ll develop a craving for some of his songs. Lucky for you, Lady Luck Casino® Marquette is hosting a live tribute to the king of rock ‘n’ roll on September 8. Enjoy two separate entertainers, Doug Church and Matt King, who will perform classic hits along with the Ultimate Legends Showband. Any rock ‘n’ roll fan won’t want to miss this epic event!
Tribute to the King at The Lone Wolf®
Thursday, September 8, 2016
Shows at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Tickets are $10 for general admission and $15 for reserved seating.
Tickets are now on sale online and at the Farmer’s Pick Buffet®!