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Bologna or baloney

rumbelly Sep 2, 2006 01:02 AM

This much maligned meat can be used in sandwiches or used for higher purposes when it is BBQ'Q whole or grilled in big chunks. I have lots of detractors but what say you?


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    Bob Geary RE: rumbelly Sep 2, 2006 04:05 AM

    I had completely forgotten, but the late & lamented Jake & Earl's in Cambridge (MA) used to make a barbecued bologna sandwich that was phenomenally good - maybe because it's such a weird spongily porous meat-substance it has more bits for the smoke to stick to? (Hmmm... and now, years later, I have a smoker of my own...)

    1. coll RE: rumbelly Sep 2, 2006 09:25 AM

      We like it on egg sandwiches, cooked on a flat grill until it puffs up.

      1. mochi mochi RE: rumbelly Sep 2, 2006 06:58 PM

        Fried mercifully and rolled in a corn tortilla.

        1. Will Owen RE: rumbelly Sep 2, 2006 08:21 PM

          In the South - around Nashville and southern Kentucky, at least - fried bologna as a breakfast meat is fairly common diner fare. My mom also used to make us fried bologna sandwiches. Tex's BBQ in Nashville offers a pretty good barbecued bologna, served as big chunks swimming in a spicy smoky sauce. And my brother has been known to make ham salad using bologna instead.

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            LaLa RE: Will Owen Sep 3, 2006 04:08 AM

            Here in Southern Ky I did have fried bolonga with a onion and mustard on as fresh as you can get it white bread for breakfast this morning!Even though it was breakfast I had grippo bbq chips too!

          2. tuqueboy RE: rumbelly Sep 2, 2006 10:28 PM

            when i lived in sweden, my exchange host's mom used to make us fried falukorv, which is basically the same thing as bologna, but smaller (thinner). she'd cut it up into inch-long chunks, fry it up in a skillet, and serve it with ketchup and boiled potatoes. greasy heaven.

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              Bostonbob3 RE: rumbelly Sep 2, 2006 10:31 PM

              Anyone been to the Cozy Corner in Memphis? BBQ baloney that will blow your mind.

              1. designerboy01 RE: rumbelly Sep 3, 2006 06:24 AM

                Its good with bbq sauce and slaw on bread.

                1. jfood RE: rumbelly Sep 4, 2006 01:50 AM

                  Fry slices in a pan until they puff like s stetson. Pile on top of each other and place a slice of american cheese. A little mustard and maybe some cole slaw on a hard roll.

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                    Divamac RE: jfood Sep 4, 2006 02:25 AM

                    i grew up on fried balogna sandwiches with american cheese. When I started cooking them for myself (12 or 13 y.o.), I discovered the joy of fried cheese. While the balogna is frying, I placed several slices of cheese in the pan to get crunchy. If done right, I'd scoop the cheese into a pile that is crunchy and chewy and toasty good! Serve the fried cheese along side a sandwich of fried bologna with melted cheese, mustard and sweet relish on white bread. God, i loved that! It's at least 10 years since I've had one of those. I was never able to convince anyone else to eat the fried cheese, though.

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                      Kagey RE: jfood Sep 4, 2006 03:55 PM

                      Make it cheddar instead of American cheese and add some red onion and it's my mother's old Flying Saucer Sandwich. Because of the shape of the bologna.

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                      Kagey RE: rumbelly Sep 4, 2006 03:52 PM

                      Boar's Head bologna on Pepperidge Farm white bread with mayonnaise. Add a glass of milk and I'm all set. It's the lunch my grandma used to give us when we stayed with her. I could murder one of those now!

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                        bobh RE: rumbelly Sep 5, 2006 07:17 PM

                        I still make this from 50 years ago. German bologna cut in eights, fried until brown to dark brown. I seperate all the pieces. Cook onions, garlic, green red orange pepper, in oil, mushrooms added. Parsley, basil, oregano added. Small can of tomatoe sauce added. Added together, cooked for 30-40 minutes. Use on rolls for sandwiches. Try it, you'll like it.

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                          susanlll RE: rumbelly Sep 5, 2006 07:37 PM

                          Fry it, as mentioned above, until it resembles a Stetson. Then fill the cavity with mashed potatoes.

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