Fried Bologna Sandwiches
a grownup version of a childhood classic
While fried bologna sandwiches are not currently sweeping the nation as the next “it” sandwich, I just may say that the nation is missing out. This version of the bologna sandwich can be served as appetizers at a party, as a part of a brunch menu, or even to someone who is craving a good old fashioned sandwich.
For a fun and easy dessert with these sandwiches serve Rainbow Rice Krispies Treats.
Another childhood classic gone grown up is my Brie and Grape Grilled Cheese.
- Yield: 3 Sandwiches
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cooking Time: 10 minutes
- 1/2 Pound Thick Sliced Mortadella
- 6 Slices White Bread
- 1 Large Ball Fresh Mozzarella
- 1 Small Can Tomato Paste
- 1 Cup Dijon Mustard
- Softened Butter
1. In a small bowl, combine the small can of tomato paste with the Dijon mustard. Set the mixture aside.
2. In a sauté pan, on medium heat, cook the bologna one slice at a time for approximately 30 seconds – 1 minute until the bologna is heated through, turns brown and the ends start to curl up (there is no need to add Pam or olive oil, as there is enough fat in the bologna). You want to sear the bologna.
3. Cut the mozzarella into 6 slices
4. To assemble the sandwich, smear the outside of two slices of white bread with a little butter. Add a smear of the tomato/Dijon mixture to the other side of one of the pieces of bread. Next, add a piece of bologna, followed by 2 slices of fresh mozzarella and then another piece of bologna.
5. Put the bologna sandwich in a sauté pan (like you would a grilled cheese). Sear both sides of the bread until it gets golden brown and the cheese starts to ooze.
- Cut these into triangles and serve as hot appetizers at a party!