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Do you know where the famous bologna sandwich originated? It all started with an Amish farmer who began producing a special type of chunky bologna that was rolled into a circular shape. Sound familiar? Bologna hasn't changed much throughout the years, but we just gave this classic sandwich, a fan favorite in many regions, a tasty "refresh"!
It might surprise you to know that bologna is consumed the most in the state of Ohio - not far from it's origin. However, it was the South ad Southern culture that took the standard American bologna sandwich and made it their own by cutting and frying the edges till they were curled and crisp. This has become a staple in the south for years and is and offered in most diners and cafeterias! Guess what, you can make your own at home today!
You might notice some 'green' on top of those tomatoes and potato chips! That's because we decided to add our Micro Mustard Mix; it has a mustardy bite and crispness that adds everything and takes away nothing from this classic. The mixing of mustard flavors enveloped with the sizzling, crispy bologna edges is nothing short of heaven! Added Bonus: our version includes potato chips inside -coming close to the popular Snoop Dogg’s OG Fried Bologna Sandwich (of course, ours is better!)
Let's get going - here's all you need:
1. SHEET PAN 2. FOIL 3. WIRE RACK 4. METAL SPATULA 5. KNIVES 6. CUTTING BOARD 7. PLATTER 8. CAST IRON SKILLET 9. RUBBER SPATULA + MIXING SPOON
INGREDIENTS / GROCERY LIST:
8 slices bologna
1/8 c Mayo or yogurt
2 tbsp. spicy mustard
2 tbsp. butter, softened
4 slices toast (we chose Praegers whole wheat sourdough bread)
2 slices American or gold/cheddar cheese
1 c Micro Mustard Mix
2 thick tomato slices
Bread & butter pickle chips
Dill pickle potato chips
Wanna level up your casual sammie? Try one of these these wine pairings: Italian sparkling wine, Cleo Chiarli Lambrusco di Sorbara. They cut through the heavy flavors.
1. Heat oven to 250F. Line a sheet pan with foil.
2. Stack the bologna slices, then cut ½” notches around edges 4x.
3. Mix together in a small bowl: mayo/yogurt, mustard. Set aside.
4. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Spread butter on one side and cook butter-side down until toasted. Flip, butter and toast that side. Remove and cool on wire rack.
5. Place bologna slice in same skillet, turn up heat and fry till it puffs up. Flip and repeat; do this for each piece of bologna.
6. Place fried bologna on sheet pan, add cheese and put into oven to melt, about 3 min.
7. Move bread from wire rack to platter. Arrange open and spread mayo mixture.
8. Build Sammie: 1. Micros, 2. Tomato, 3. Pickle chips, 4. Bologna 5. Chips 6. More micros
9. Top with 2nd piece of bread. Cut Sammie in half and show layers.
Wanna see this recipe in action? Here's the video we did that shows all the steps!
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If you like this Southern Sandwich 'refresh', you gotta check out our Po’ Boy Southern Sandwich on our Recipes Tab; we used Micro Cilantro and boy is it crisp!
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