Sunday, October 26, 2008

Guest Cook for National Bologna Day: My Husband

Did you know that last Friday (October 24) was National Bologna Day? My husband thought the occasion would be the perfect opportunity to introduce Rah Cha Chow readers to one of his favorite taste treats: Fried Bologna. He even took photos of every step to make sure you all could replicate it at home. Are you ready? Hold onto your arteries, folks. Here goes...


First, cut a whole package of bologna in half. The nice soft texture of the bologna makes it possible to do this with one cut of the knife!


Next, melt a Tablespoon of butter in a large frying pan. My husband says you'll need a couple of Tablespoons for the whole recipe, but I think he goes through about 1/2 of a stick. You'll have to let your taste buds and your conscience be your guide...

Add slices of bologna in a single layer. When they get nice and brown on one side, flip and fry the other side.

When the slices are done, remove to a plate and repeat the steps above until the whole package of bologna is used up. You'll want to make sure the plate you use is rimmed to catch the butter and fat that drips from the cooked slices.

Serve on a nice soft white bread. Whole wheat bread is for wimps. To make a well-rounded meal, add a pickle as your vegetable. Chocolate milk is an excellent accompaniment to fried bologna, but beer also works well. This recipe serves three (the three males living in my household).

If this is too complicated for you to make at home, you can order this treat, which is popular in Buffalo, at HSBC arena when the Sabres are playing!

For the record, this is a dish my husband makes when I am not at home ... and yes, unfortunately my sons love it. If this recipe receives a positive response from my readers, maybe he'll follow up with the recipe for his favorite sub. First ingredient: liverwurst...

14 comments:

Rottenchester said...

I grew up in the Dakotas, and out there it's called "Ring of Red and Loaf of Bread". It uses ring bologna, which might not even be available out here. It has a bright-red casing and is an "O"-shaped ring, about a foot long. Cut it in half lengthwise and place both cut sides on the frying pan. Serve as sandwiches with a loaf of white bread.

My father-in-law loves it, but not so much after his bypass...

Lisa said...

I am not a big bologna fan but I bet my hubby would love this. Good for you, hubby guest blogger! Very nice post.

Barbara Bakes said...

Well the picture of the fried bologna does look good, but I haven't had bologna in years and haven't really missed it. I'm not a liverwurst fan either. But hey at least he cooks!

Mary said...

The liverwurst threat almost kept me from posting, but I wanted to say that the men of America are probably applauding your husband as we speak. Has he ever tried frying whole slices so they form a cup for scrambled eggs?

Candy said...

Love fried bologna! Thanks for the reminder.

Grace said...

i need to tell you that fried bologna was one of my favorite things to eat as a kid. sadly, i can't remember the last time i had it, and with this post, i'm reminded of its deliciousness and will make some posthaste! :)

The Cookbook Junkie said...

What a coincidence, I made fried bologna for dinner last night! I even bought white bread. I haven't had fried bologna in ages. It was something my mother used to occasionally make for me and I had a craving. I don't use butter and I like it with ketchup.

I don't know if my husband tried any of it and my son passed on it too. Oh well, more for me. I ate the leftovers for breakfast!

Tracy said...

Who knew I'd get so many comments from fried bologna, of all things?

rottenchester, I think I've seen ring bologna -- maybe in Chicago? Cracked up about the FIL comment.

Lisa, sounds like your hubby and mine have stuff in common.

Barbara, yes he cooks a limited number of things. The stuff he cooks isn't nutritious but he & the boys like it, so I don't get many complaints when I'm not around for dinner. So I can't complain.

Mary, please don't give him any ideas! :-)

Candy, Grace & Cookbook Junkie ... too funny ... enjoy your fried bologna!

Anonymous said...

What do you mean "unfortunately" my kids love it? I remembered you tried it once and you said it has too much fat. Everyone's entitled to their opinion I guess.

B

Veronica said...

Every day when I was kid I had a bologna and american cheese sandwich in my lunchbox. So guess what? I think I might be done with bologna! I really didn't like the look of that big chunk. My H on the other hand would love that (especially the whole wheat bread is for wimps!)

Julie said...

Oh, I used to love this as a kid! I'm vegetarian now, and the veggie bologna just doesn't cut it!

Barbara said...

My hubby and one son would love this, but not me. I would have to be out of the house for them to enjoy.

Martha said...

We used to eat this all the time when I was growing up in Buffalo. My friend taught me how to make it; my mother was cooking-challenged to say the least. We used whole slices which we cut into around the edges, so it wouldn't curl up. I might have to make this for my kids one of these days. Thanks for the memory!

Marie C said...

This was one of our most favorite lunches growing up.....and I make it to this day....and I would have to agree that it only makes sense to eat it with white Italian bread!

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