Francis Style "Fried Bologna" Sandwich

Posted by Unknown Friday, April 1, 2011

Taste Level: VGR
Cost: $20 and under
Serves: 2
Prep Time: 10-15 min.
Cook Time: 5-10 min.
Difficulty: 1

Fried Bologna Sandwiches bring back the fond years of my mother being in college and my father feeding us tasty but not the healthiest foods.  One of these tasty snacks was the Fried Bologna sandwich.  back then it consisted of some fried Oscar Mayer bologna, maybe some mustard and two pieces of white bread.  I always enjoyed these sandwich with my father, even when my mother and sister would turn up there noses to them.  Of course when I found out that Zo had never had a Fried Bologna I had to change that!  And since I was going to update this childhood favorite I decided why not church it up into something really fancy or as fancy as a Fried Bologna can be!  Enjoy!

4 slices mortadella bologna (deli sliced)
2 multi grain thin buns
1-2 tbsp stone ground mustard
2 slices jalapeno munster cheese
2 -3 tbsp pickle relish
2 tsp butter

Mayo Sauce
1/3 cup mayonnaise
2 garlic cloves (sauted and chopped)
2 tbsp red or white onion (sauted and chopped)
1/8 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp lemon juice
1/8 tsp dry mustard
2 tsp olive oil

Mayo Sauce
In a small sauce pan heat oil over medium heat.  Once heated saute onions and garlic for 5-7 minutes.  Remove from heat and pour mixture into a small mixing bowl.  Stir together with the remaining ingredients and chill until ready to serve (it is also good at room temperature.)

Preheat a not stick skillet over medium heat and melt the butter.   Once butter is melted fry each slice of bologna for 1-2 minutes per side or until desired crispness is met, (you may want to make a small slice half way through the bologna so that it does not bubble up in the pan.)  While bologna is frying split the mustard and mayo sauces between the thin buns.

After bologna is fried lower temperature of skillet to medium low.  Lay out two bologna slices on to each bottom bun and top with cheese.  Add half of the pickle relish to each sandwich and top with top bun.  Move sandwiches to skillet and toast both sides for 1-2 minutes or until cheese is fully melted.  Serve hot and enjoy!


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