Fried Bologna

G and I have been watching all the past episodes of Andrew Zimmern. He’s my favorite now that Anthony Bourdain is gone. I get to learn about the food, the history and the people.

So, I can see what you’re thinking. What on earth does that have to do with fried bologna? When I was growing up, this was my dad’s favorite sandwich.

Healthy? Hell, no. But, for many people all over America during and after the Depression, this was a big deal. I know, what am I doing serving green beans with it. I love green beans. You may not want to watch it being made, but it’s no worse than a hot dog.

I think we have a tendency to give our food too much snob appeal. As someone who has battled my weight my whole life, maybe it’s time to learn a few lessons, i.e., let’s eat to live and not live to eat.

*****From the Recipe Box:

Next time we would cut the bologna about 1/2 inch thick and at least 4 to 5 inches in diameter.

Now I want to try mortadella.

and remember what Steve Martin had to say:  “A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.”

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