Bologna plain is not a good sandwich meat for me. I don't like it, never did. When I was a kid, on occasion my mom would pack a bologna sandwich on white bread from my lunch. One time, I think I was 7 or 8, I did not want to waste food, so I did not eat the bologna sandwich and brought it back home with me. Instead of telling my mom I did not eat the sandwich, I hid it behind the back seat of the station wagon. In kid logic, I thought that since I did not put the sandwich in the trash, I wasn't wasting food. Well, days later, that sandwich began to stink and grow mold. When my mom found it and pulled it out from the behind the back seat of the station wagon, and after being in a hot car that lived in sunny Southern California, I think my mom was completely grossed out. I was grossed out by that rotting sandwich, and you bet that I never put a bologna sandwich behind the seat ever again.
At any rate, I don't like cold sandwiches in general. I don't like plain bread that is not toasted. But, when bologna is fried, and put in between 2 slices of toast with melted cheese, that is a sandwich I can eat with gusto!
The proper way to make the sandwich is to get a good thick slice of bologna from the deli. I also got a nice thick slice of horseradish cheddar cheese to go with my bologna. I then went to the Provence Bakery to get 2 slices of very good bread. At home I had some nice coarse mustard to use as well.
Here is the process:
Cut a line in the bologna slice from the center to the edge.
Pan fry the bologna to lightly brown and the bologna looks like Pacman.
Remove the bologna from the heat.
Take bread and spread a little mustard on one side of each slice.
Cut the cheese in 1/2 and place one piece on each slice of bread on the mustard side.
Place bologna in between the bread and cheese.
In the skillet, add a little butter, and place sandwich in the skillet until the bread is toasted and the lower side cheese is melty.
Turn over the sandwich over to brown the other side and melt the other cheese.
When you are done toasting the bread and melting the cheese, the sandwich should look like the one above. Yummy!
Here is my sandwich that I cut in half right before I ate it. It was really good for a quick hot dinner. The mustard and horseradish cheddar added a really nice punch to this dish.