Supposedly on February 1, 1976, Elvis Presley boarded his private jet (The Lisa Marie) from Graceland to Denver for one reason…a Fool’s Gold Loaf sandwich. He flew some buddies he was entertaining to the Colorado Mine Company restaurant who served these 50 dollar sandwichs. They actually only landed at the airport and were met by the owners of the restaurant with Nick Andurlakis the cook with 22 of these sandwiches to be consumed on the plane. Nick and the pilots were invited to stay and dine with Elvis…After the meal was finished…Elvis and his friends flew back to Graceland.
The Colorado Mine Company is now sadly closed but Nick Andurlakis now owns a restaurant called Nick’s Cafe and still sells these to anyone brave enough to try. … better have some cholesterol pills and a couple of defibrillators would not hurt.
Here are the ingredients and instructions if you dare. Nick has said…make these at your own risk. One should feed 8-10 people and a bite or two would not hurt… but again supposedly, Elvis could knock one down by himself…
2 T margarine
1 loaf French white bread
1 lb / 450 g bacon slices
1 jar of smooth peanut butter
1 jar of grape jelly
Preheat the oven to 350F/180C. Spread the margarine generously all over all sides of the loaf. Place it on a baking sheet in the oven.
Meanwhile, fry the bacon in a bit of oil until it is crisp and drain it thoroughly on paper towels.
Remove the loaf from the oven when it is evenly browned, after approximately 15 minutes. Slice the loaf lengthwise and hollow out the interior, leaving as much bread along the walls as desired. Slather a thick layer of peanut butter in the cavity of the loaf and follow with another thick layer of grape jelly. Use lots of both.
Arrange the bacon slices inside the cavity, or, if desired, layer the bacon slivers between the peanut butter and jelly. Close the loaf, slice and eat.
Here is much more about the event… “Thank You Very Much”