Today my bologna has a first name and it's B-L-O-G-G-E-R. That's right, it's time for another Celebrate This blogger round-up, and this time we're celebrating the fun to spell, fun to say, lunch meat. Whether you prefer your bologna cold in between to slices of bread or deep-fried and mixed into a classic side, we've got a recipe for you.
It's no boloney that the best way into a kid's heart is through his or her stomach and the key to such a success is by mastering the art of the bologna sandwich. Simple yet so easy to over do the bologna sandwich is a lunchroom favorite and lesson in proportions. Lula's Recipes shows us how to become fluent in the language of lunch meats in this recipe for the Perfect Bologna Sandwich. Give this version of the classic sandwich a go and watch young eyes light up as they bite into perfectly toasted bread to reveal a lightly fried slice of their favorite meat.
Bread is all fine and dandy, but for risk takers and daredevils toast just doesn't cut it. For this brand of foodies there's this little piece of heart attack heaven from Willow Bird Baking know as a "Doughnutwich" and most commonly found at state fairs, trendy eateries and college dinning halls—that last one is most likely the original source of this I-bet-you-won't-eat-that kind of food. Not for the faint of heart or stomach this recipe for Fried Bologna Breakfast Doughnutwich may require several months of intense training to successfully conquer.
Bologna, like hotdogs, bacon, ground beef and other meaty pleasures will never become health food staples no matter how many vegetables are introduced or what time of day they are consumed. Nevertheless this recipe from Nina's Recipes for Vegetable-Bologna Stir-Fry caught my eye as a great way to repurpose lunch meat in a way that is grown up yet still very much playful. This clever concoction seems like something one would find on an episode of the Food Network's hit TV show Chopped, amusing, interesting while also confusing and slightly bizzarre.