Fried Bologna, or Fried Baloney, is one of those old school sandwiches. Soft white bread, a schmear of mustard and crisp fried bologna!
FRIED BALONEY SANDWICH
I know the title of this says "Fried Bolgona Sandwich" but does anyone actually pronounce it as "Bologna?" We don't. It's baloney to us. So I guess I should have titled this Fried Baloneys since we don't really say the sandwich part either. It is understood that when you say you want some fried baloney that you are referring to a sandwich.
TIPS FOR MAKING FRIED BOLOGNA:
- For those of you who have enjoyed a fried baloney, you are probably particular about the way you like yours. There are all kinds of techniques and toppings and condiments folks like. And you probably like it whatever way your Momma made it. And of course, that will always be the right way.
- If you don't cut any slits in it, it will puff up into a bowl shape. I like to cut out little triangles and fry those separate for a crispy treat but you can just cut slits on each side too. I just learned to make it by cutting out the pieces.
- If tomatoes are in season, a nice ripe slice of tomato on top is outta this world. It's all on what you grew up with. But no matter what you put on it, it is still a cheap but yummy sandwich that takes you back to your childhood.
INGREDIENTS NEEDED FOR FRIED BOLOGNA:
- salted butter (or margarine)
- thickly sliced bologna
- white bread
- yellow mustard
- any other condiments you like: mayo, sliced tomatoes, sliced cheese, pickles, lettuce
HOW TO MAKE A FRIED BOLONEY SANDWICH:
Cut two Pac-Man shaped triangle in a slice of bologna or make two slits on each side of the bologna (optional). Put a skillet over medium heat and throw a pat of butter in (about a tablespoon). If you need more butter as you're cooking these, just add a bit more in. Butter is gonna give you those nice crispy edges. When butter is melted, start frying up your bologna.
At this point, you want to fry it until it reaches your desired color. My husband likes his pretty dark. I like my edges to be crispy. Whatever your personal preference is. I also throw in those little shapes I cut out. They are so good crisped up! When it is finished, put it on your bread.
Also, if you prefer, you can toast your bread too. It gives it an extra little crunch. I like to put a little mustard on my bread.
My husband likes mayo only on his.
If it makes a funny little bowl shape, don't worry, you can just push it down a little when you stick your other piece of bread on top.
But it makes a handy little holder for a nice slice of tomato on top.
Serve with some chips and an ice cold glass of Coca Cola. And take a trip back to some simpler days....
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FRIED BOLOGNA SANDWICH
- 1-2 tablespoon salted butter
- 4 slices thick bologna
- 8 slices white bread
- yellow mustard,mayo, sliced tomatoes, American cheese, pickles, or lettuce
- Cut a Pac-Man (triangle shape) on each side of the slice of bologna (optional). You can just cut slits if you'd like.
- Put a skillet over medium heat and throw a pat of butter in (about a tablespoon). If you need more butter as you're cooking these, just throw a bit more in.
- When butter is melted, start frying up the bologna.
- At this point, you want to fry it until it reaches your desired color. Flipping it over at least once.
- When it is finished, put it in between a couple of slices of white bread with a spread of mustard.
- Also, if you prefer, you can toast your bread too. It gives it an extra little crunch. Put on whatever condiments you like such as mayo, mustard, lettuce and tomato.
Originally published: August 2012
Updated & republished: February 2020