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Cook Like the King: Elvis Presley's Favorite Southern Dishes and Cookbooks

Elvis Presley, the King of Rock and Roll, was known not only for his music but also for his love of Southern food. From fried chicken to biscuits and gravy, Elvis had a passion for the classic dishes of the American South. In this post, we will explore some of Elvis’s favorite recipes and cookbooks, delving into the culinary world that the King loved so much. Whether you’re a fan of Elvis or just looking for some tasty Southern dishes to try, you won’t want to miss out on these mouthwatering recipes and insights into the culinary tastes of one of the most iconic figures in music history. So grab your apron and get ready to cook like the King!

Elvis' favorite Sweet Potato Pie


  • 2 medium sweet potatoes
  • 1 1/2 butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Dash lemon flavoring
  • 2 deep dish pie shells

Do like this

  • Boil the sweet potatoes until tender.
  • In a mixing bowl, mash them with butter and blend well.
  • Add the sugar and beat until smooth.
  • Blend in with the rest of the ingredients while beating well.
  • Pour the filling into the pie shells.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius (350 degrees Fahrenheit) for 60 minutes, or until done.


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More than 50 of Elvis’ favorite recipes. Includes his mama’s recipes for mashed potatoes and lemon meringue pie, peanut butter and ‘nana sandwiches’ and Priscilla’s magnificent wedding cake (make the whole thing or only a tier).

The Presley Family Cookbook is a blank recipe book that is designed to be passed around between family members. As the book makes it way from household-to-household, person to person, family members are encouraged to try the recipes added by other family members.

As a head cook at Elvis Presley’s Graceland, Nancy Rooks prepared food fit for the King from 1967 until Mr. E.P.’s death. The cookbook contains classic southern cooking at its best with the must-have recipes for all Elvis fans, the original Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich.

Elvis' Peanut Butter Treat


  • 1 medium ripe banana
  • 2 slices white bread
  • 2 scant tablespoons smooth peanut butter (don’t use extra smooth)
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Do like this

  • Peel and mash or slice the banana.
  • Lightly toast the bread, and then spread the peanut butter on one piece and the banana on the other.
  • Sandwich together. then fry in the butter, turning once, until each side is golden-brown.
  • Remove to a plate, cut the sandwich carefully in half on the diagonal, and eat.


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What you can find in this book:

– 20 quick and easy recipes inspired by Elvis’s favorite dishes.

– Tips and tricks: inside this cookbook, you’ll get relevant cooking techniques that help you spend less time in the kitchen and improve your culinary skills.

Kitty Dolan recalls a visit with Elvis in Killeen, Texas, right after his mother’s death. That night we sat down to dinner with Elvis at one end of the table. Elvis looked at me with a shy, little smile and said, “I hope you like our southern cooking.” In Fit for a King™ are more than 300 recipes for the foods Elvis enjoyed

Are you a big fan of Elvis Presley who was an American singer, musician, and actor referred to as the King of Rock and Roll?

If your answer is yes, this Elvis Presley Cookbook is definitely what you have been looking for with 20 quick and easy recipes inspired by the Elvis.

Elvis' Special Barbecue Sauce


  • 4 medium size cans of tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dried mustard
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 2 slices lemon
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon pickling spice

Do like this

  • Mix all ingredients together, and cook over low heat for 30 minutes.
  • Store in the refrigerator.


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If you’re curious about visiting the place where Elvis lived and cooked up some of his favorite dishes, check out our post about “10 Tips for Visiting Graceland Like a Pro”. You’ll get insider tips on how to make the most out of your visit and discover even more about the King’s life and legacy. Happy reading!

Elvis' Crispy Fried Chicken


  • 1 cup pancake mix
  • salt to taste
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 kg cooked chicken pieces
  • oil

Do like this

  • In a mixing bowl combine the pancake mix with the salt and water.
  • Beat 3 minutes to blend. Dip the chicken in the batter and drain off the excess batter.
  • Deep fry the chicken in hot oil for 10 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Drain on paper towels.


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I hope you’ve enjoyed discovering Elvis Presley’s favorite recipes and cookbooks as much as I did! It’s fascinating to see how his love for Southern cuisine was such a big part of his life, even beyond his music career. Trying out these recipes is a great way to experience a taste of Elvis’s world and keep his legacy alive. So next time you’re in the mood for some down-home cooking, give these dishes a try and let me know how they turn out! Until next time, keep rockin’ and rollin’ in the kitchen.

If you’re interested in throwing an unforgettable Elvis Presley theme dinner for your friends, check out our post on creative ideas to put together an Elvis Presley theme party!

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