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Fool’s Gold Loaf Sandwich Recipe | Elvis Sandwich

A wild Fool's Gold Loaf sandwich made with Rada Cutlery products.

American musician Elvis Presley is one of the enduring cultural icons of the 20th century, known as much for his unique style and colorful personality as his beloved music. One of the many notable facets of the King’s character was his love for comfort food. From banana sandwiches to fried chicken, Elvis’ table was always full of delicious dishes. But one of Elvis’ very favorite meals was one that couldn’t be found just anywhere. In fact, Elvis once had his private jet fly him over 1,000 miles to indulge his craving!

That craving was for the Fool’s Gold Loaf, a huge sandwich served by the Colorado Mine Company, a restaurant in Denver, Colorado. On February 1, 1976, Elvis was at his home at Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee, entertaining two friends from Colorado. The discussion turned to the sandwich, which Elvis decided he wanted right then. The group drove to the Memphis airport and boarded the Lisa Marie, Elvis’ private jet. Two hours and a $16,000 flight later, Elvis arrived at the Denver airport, where the restaurant’s owner was waiting for the group with 22 Fool’s Gold Loafs. Elvis then enjoyed the sandwiches and flew back to Memphis without ever leaving the Denver airport!

Here we have the recipe for the very same sandwich that got the King all shook up! Elvis could supposedly handle an entire Fool’s Gold Loaf sandwich by himself, but you’ll probably want to split one up for several people.

Fool’s Gold Loaf Sandwich Recipe

Kristi poses with ingredients.

Ingredients you will need:

  • 2 T. margarine
  • 1 loaf French white bread
  • 1 lb. bacon
  • 1 jar smooth peanut butter
  • 1 jar grape jelly

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Slice French bread lengthwise.

Kristi uses a Rada 10" Bread Knife to cut a loaf of French bread.

Spread on all sides with margarine. Bake for 15 minutes.

Butter is spread across a loaf of bread.

While bread is baking, pan-fry bacon and drain on a paper towel.

Kristi cooks bacon in a pan.

Hollow out the interior of the baked bread.

Kristi scoops out bread from a French bread loaf.

Add jelly to one half and peanut butter to other half. Use whole jars for each!

Kristi applies grape jelly to French bread.

Add cooked bacon. Close sandwich and slice as desired.

Kristi adds bacon to jelly.

Serve and enjoy the sandwich fit for the King!

Kristi poses with completed. Fool's Gold Loaf.

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Fool’s Gold Loaf Video Recipe


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Hi, Kristi in the Rada Kitchen, and today I’m going to show you to make Fool’s Gold Loaf Sandwich. This was one of Elvis Presley’s favorite foods.

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Slice a loaf of French bread lengthwise. Spread 2 tablespoons of margarine over all the sides. Bake the bread for 15 minutes. While the bread is baking, fry 1 lb. of bacon until crisp and drain on paper towels. When the loaf is baked, hollow out the interior, leaving the desired amount of bread within the walls of the loaf.

Layer the inside of the loaf with a thick layer of peanut butter. Don’t be stingy. Use lots! Add a layer of grape jelly. Again, use lots. Arrange the bacon slices inside the bread. Close the loaf and slice.

And there you have the Fool’s Gold Loaf Sandwich. Elvis loved this sandwich so much he flew his private jet to Denver, Colorado just to have one. Thanks for watching! Subscribe to our YouTube channel, and visit us on our website at

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