The other day the hort staff from the ABG all went to Fox Brothers Barbecue over by Inman Park. Here's a deserved shout out to Fox Brothers! Do go if you're down that way.
Anyway, I had the lunch special and let's just say it was a very special bologna sandwich. My boss, who did not have the special, was oohhing and ahhhing over it, so I decided to re-create it for her bridal shower last night. It was a big hit with her and my other friends and I want to share it with you.
Please know, there is no way I can re-create Fox Brothers homemade bologna, but here is what you should buy to make this great and believe me, Southern, sandwich.
Fried Bologna Sandwich a la Fox Brothers
- a package thick sliced bologna
- 16 oz Velveeta cheese
- 4 oz. jar sliced pimentoes
- several tablespoons of mayo
- loaf of Hearty White or plain white bread
- any brand of Carolina style barbecue sauce
- Fritos corn chips
First, make some homemade pimiento cheese. Drain the jar of pimientos, then put them in the food processor. Pulse 2 or 3 seconds - just enough to get them chopped. Next, chop the loaf of Velveeta into chunks and throw that in the food processor along with about 3 tablespoons of a good quality mayo. Pulse to the consistency you want (for me, that's no more than about 5 seconds). Set aside.
Get your favorite skillet and fry up some bologna. Don't worry if you've never done this. Anyone can do it! I use a non-stick skillet with just a teaspoon of cooking oil, medium high heat. Be sure and clip your bologna slices in 3 places (sort of a triangle) to keep it laying flat in the skillet. Set aside.
Now, time to get the bread ready. If you bought whole wheat bread, then OK. Be that way. But to be truly Southern, you have to use white bread. Turn the broiler on high and brush one side of your bread with melted butter. Broil just one side to a nice golden brown.
Time to assemble. brush both pieces of bread with a really mustardy Carolina barbecue sauce. Lay your fried bologna on one slice of bread. Slather some of your homemade pimiento cheese on top of that. And finally, crumble up some Fritos corn chips on top of the pimiento cheese. Lay your other slice of toasted bread on the very top and there you go....a truly Southern sandwich.