Bologna Biscuit, is this some kind of Salem VA delicacy?
- TroyTempest Sep 23, 2011 10:27 AM
This past summer while on vacation we drove through Salem, VA. I saw bologna biscuits advertised in 2 different restaurants. If i remember correctly one was at a Hardee's (i think it was was .99 here) and another was at a local restaurant. I assume that this is just bologna on a biscuit. If it is something more i'd like to know. Is it fried or right out of the package? I almost stopped to order it just out of curiosity, but my wife and kids would have given me too much grief.
Is this breakfast food like sausage on a biscuit, or this an all day food? And is this something that is eaten other places. I'm from Texas and have never seen this advertised before. Of course we have bologna and we have biscuits, and i'm sure people have combined them plenty. Sort of Spam sandwiches. People eat it all the time, but nobody is proud enough of it to put it on their menu. Unless of course you call it Taylor Ham. But, I digress.
BTW, we ended up eating at Mac and Bob's, which was pretty good and didn't have it on the menu.
Hardees version is fried bologna on a biscuit. My husband says it hits the spot. I don't know if it's on the menu all the time, or just every now and then. Tell you what though, Hardees sometimes has a fried porkchop on a biscuit, with a splash of country gravy, and that's truly delicious. We are near Richmond VA, which is pretty far from Salem, about 200 miles. So maybe it's regional-ish? LOL at the Taylor Ham comment. I have a roll in my frig right now.....
I've seen the bolonga biscuits at Hardees and Bojangles throughout southwest and central VA, so it must be regional-ish. The times that I've seen it, it's been fried bolonga on a biscuit. I remember that some restaurants in southwest VA didn't have it on the menu but could usually make it if asked.
I'm not much of a bolonga eater, but we have a friend who loves those biscuits.
Had lived in the south for a few years and did note biscuits with Ham,sausage and Taylor Pork Roll never heard Taylor Roll called ham which to some degree it is surely .Never saw bologna biscuits, but sounds as good as the other versions of biscuits. Not sure why good biscuits are a southern speciality, but they are more available and usually better there.Sort of like NY bagels are the best . Geez, what was the question?
It was a Hardee's promotion last fall.
I grew up in central Virginia and went to college near Salem and never heard of it either place.
I worked in Chicago one summer and my roommate was second generation Polish and she and her family loved fried Bologna on white bread. I don't think they knew biscuits at all.