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7 Of Elvis's Favorite Foods, And How You Can Make Them

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Elvis Presley was famous for many reasons. His singing, his acting, his service in the military, they all added to his reputation as The King. Presley's infamous diet also made headlines quite a few times, and even became American favorites.

Mary Jenkins Langston, Elvis' personal chef for 14 years revealed some of The King's favorite foods, and what drove him to eat.

“He said that the only thing in life he got any enjoyment out of was eating,” Langston told the BBC. “And he liked his food real rich.”

Mary Jenkins Langston, Elvis Presley's personal chef. BBC

"For breakfast, he'd have homemade biscuits fried in butter, sausage patties, four scrambled eggs and sometimes fried bacon,” Langston told the BBC. “I'd bring the tray up to his room, he'd say, 'This is good, Mary.' He'd have butter running down his arms.''

According to Priscilla Presley, her husband's favorite sandwich stemmed from a childhood of poverty.

Q: Did you ever eat Elvis's favorite food, fried banana and peanut butter? And did you like it? A: I have to set the...

Posted by Priscilla Presley on Saturday, June 28, 2014

The fried banana and peanut butter sandwich has become synonymous, being called the Fool's Gold loaf. Since his death, many variations have been produced including some with bacon.

However, the "Fit For A King" cookbook revealed the real recipes behind Presley's favorite recipes, and some of them don't look half bad.

So what, besides that sandwich, did The King like to eat?

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