Did you grow up on fried bologna sandwiches? Or even plain bologna sandwiches? I was having a conversation with my Southern blogger friend, Adam, a while back about these and we decided to have a joint bologna-sandwich-off.
He’ll be showcasing his old school version, and today, I’m giving you my grown ass version.
I’m owning this bitch.
Fried bologna, Mozzarella cheese, fried onion strings, avocado mayo, green leaf lettuce, and Sriracha all piled up pretty on Texas toast.
Yes, I said fried onions strings.
And by bologna I mean “baloney” – at least that’s the way we pronounce it here in Alabama. I mean, who in the hell says “bahlagnah“.
Um…I would say no one.
As a kid, that was one of my very favorite sandwiches. It was very simple; white bread, fried bologna (of course), cheese and tons of mayonnaise. I LOVED the shit out of them; comfort food at its best. Yes, yes I know it’s probably disgusting if you look at what it’s made of. But if you had these as a kid you can’t deny how awesome they were.
I’m just sayin’.
Now, here’s what you don’t do – look at the damn ingredients on the back of the bologna package. I mean, seriously, if you think about it, at 10 years old did we look at the back of a lunch meat package to check out the ingredients/preservatives/etc.?
Hell no. Did we look at the back of anything to check anything out?
No. We didn’t give a shit; we were hungry and we ate food. Then we ran back outside and played until the street lights came on. And we lived.
So, now it’s Sriracha, fried onions and avocado mayo?? Hell yeah it is. This is my version at almost 39-years-old. Am I seriously about to be that old??
Here’s your printable-