This was often a breakfast item at our house (in the South), except we served the fried bologna on the side and served it with toast and fried eggs. Of course, that was when bologna was cheap. I was surprised to see that a pound of thick cut beef bologna cost as much as a pound of bacon now!!! We always cut slits around the edges of the bologna to get a nice even cook. We also ate fried bologna sandwiches, but never on a bun....always on plain white bread. I was adventurous today and used the bun....couldn't bring myself to add the cheese. Instead I used 2 thick-cut slices of Oscar Meyer thick-cut beef bologna for each sandwich. I like mine with a bit of char, so that is how I made this. This was good, but I have to say I really prefer it on plain old white sandwich bread....there was too much bread with the hamburger bun. I ended up tearing half of each side of the bun off. Thanks for a wonderful walk down memory lane!
I grew up on these, and still eat these often. I use Bryan's brand of bologna, thick sliced only, it seems to fry better. I also use Crisco instead of butter. It fries anything up real nice. I like to have regular toasted sandwich bread with a slice of cheese waiting when the bologna is ready and hot to melt the cheese@ Finish up with Mayo, and this is the true ALABAMA way!!!
I grew up on these too and I'm in New York City area! Except we put these on a hard poppyseed roll from a good Jewish or Polish bakery!
Sorry guys!!! Hate to burst your bubble about this recipe being a "southern thing"! I grew up on fried bologna sandwiches and I came from good ol' Montreal, Quebec. I don't think I have had these since I left home at 18 years of age....and that is some years ago!!! Thanks for the memories!!
We love to make this sandwich. We just do it a little different. We use regular bread and toast it, I use a little mayo ( my husband is a mustard only person) but the biggest difference is that we omit the cheese and add a fried egg. Makes a great breakfast sandwich, yummmy!
Oh my goodness, what memories this brings back! I had these all the time growing up. So glad to see this posted and that others enjoy it too. Gee I thought I was the only one that cut slits in them to prevent curling LOL! This is will be on my grocery list in the near future. Thanks for posting Little Bee!
Never thought of using hamburger buns for one of my favorite sandwiches! This recipe is SO good and everyone raved over the sandwiches even though they were very simple to make. The only thing I did different was to add mayo to the mustard for my Dad and daughter Crystal as they don't really like mustard alone. Delicious!
My family loves these. Both my husband and I had these on regular bread and just plain (without mustard or cheese)when times were tougher. Sometimes we would buy the chubs of bologna (unsliced) so we could slice it thicker. I think it's time to have one of these again really soon. Thanks for bringing up good memories.
I grew up in the Midwest & this is the 1st thing I learned to cook when I was growing up! There's not much better than fried bologna, as a sandwich or by itself.
Love these! I grew up on these and I love them for breakfast! Yum-O!