Fried Bologna Sandwich

I smoked a big ole bologna chubb not long ago. Of course I ended up with a lot of bologna. I ended up slicing it nice and thick, freezing some of it for later. Later as in ‘for the best fried bologna sandwich ever’ later. This is the sandwich bologna was invented for. Fried bologna with just a little bit of crunchy char around the edges. Melted gooey cheese. Crunchy BBQ chips and lettuce. And the tang of pickled chow chow. Mustard. Mayonnaise. All on white bread.

Fried Bologna Sandwich

You must use white bread when you make a fried bologna sandwich. It’s a law. Or should be. Let’s face it, you didn’t make this sandwich because of it’s organic farm fresh ingredients. This isn’t fru-fru, this is a big ole honkin’ sandwich that you’ll love.

Fried Bologna Sandwich

Course Main
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 1
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon unsalted butter
  • 1 slice bologna at least 1/2" thick. If you can't find thick bologna, use 4 thin slices instead.
  • 2 slices white sandwich bread Wonder Bread
  • mayonnaise
  • prepared yellow mustard
  • 2 slices American cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chow chow or a sweet pickle relish
  • 1/2 cup BBQ potato chips
  • 1/2 cup shredded iceberg lettuce

Instructions

  • Melt the butter in a medium skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Meanwhile, spread one side of one of the bread slices with mayo. Spread one side of the other slice of bread with the mustard.
  • Cut a 1" wide 'X' pattern in the middle of the bologna if using thing slices. This will keep it from curling. I didn't have to do this with my thick bologna.
  • Add bologna to skillet and swirl around to coat the bottom in the butter. Cook a few minutes until browned, then flip and repeat.
  • Add the cheese slices to the bologna and cook another minute to melt.
  • Place the bologna on top of the mayo-topped bread slice.
  • Add the chow chow, potato chips and shredded lettuce.
  • Add the last piece of bread and gently push down on the sandwich to just crush the chips. Don't destroy them, just make the sandwich bite-able.
  • Devour.

Fried BBQ Bologna Sandwiches

Who doesn’t love a bologna sandwich? Well, this takes the old classic to a whole new level. You’ll find it hard to believe that you’re eating bologna. Crispy, fried sandwich meat with spicy BBQ sauce served on a bun with creamy tangy slaw. You need fried BBQ bologna sandwiches right now! And actually, I do too!

Fried BBQ Bologna SandwichesThese fried BBQ bologna sandwiches are so good that we made them twice this week already. Although I grew up eating my share of bologna sandwiches (on white bread with mayo), I never had fried bologna until I moved to the midwest. Dang, all those years missing out on such awesomeness!

Also try my Pool Room Bologna burgers. They’re crazy good too.

Fried BBQ Bologna Sandwiches

Course Main
Cuisine American
Prep Time 4 hours
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 15 minutes
Servings 2
Author Mike

Ingredients

  • 6-8 slices bologna
  • Your favorite spicy BBQ sauce I used Russ and Franks Spicy
  • Your favorite BBQ rub Creole seasoning will also work just fine
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 hamburger buns
  • Prepared coleslaw I just mixed some broccoli slaw with Marzetti slaw dressing

Instructions

  • Brush all sides of the bologna with the BBQ sauce and sprinkle with the rub. Place in a large resealable container for 4 hours.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Working in batches, remove bologna from container and shake off any excess sauce. Fry in oil until browned on both sides. Remove to a plate.
  • Toast buns if desired.
  • Top bun bottoms with fried bologna, followed by slaw and bun tops.