Bologna sandwich

The bologna sandwich is a sandwich common in the United States and Canada. Also known as a baloney sandwich, it is traditionally made from sliced bologna sausage between slices of white bread, along with various condiments, such as mayonnaise, mustard, and ketchup.

Bologna sandwich
A typical bologna sandwich with lettuce and condiments
Alternative namesBologna sandwich
Place of originUnited States
Region or stateNortheastern
Main ingredientsSliced white bread, bologna sausage, condiments

The bologna sandwich is a regional specialty in the East, Midwest, Appalachia, and the South. It is a sandwich served at lunch counters of small, family-run markets that surround the Great Smoky Mountains, and fried bologna sandwiches can be found on restaurant menus in many places in the South.[1][2] The fried version is likewise sometimes sold at concession stands in stadiums, like those of the Cincinnati Reds.[3] In Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, it is called "jumbo".[4] In Knoxville, Tennessee, the sandwich is referred to in local slang as a "Lonsdale ham" sandwich, after the less-affluent neighborhood of Lonsdale in Knoxville.[5]

Many variations exist, including frying the meat first and adding various garnishes such as cheese slices, pickles, tomatoes, and onions.

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  1. Insiders' Guide to the Great Smoky Mountains, 5th edition, p.100, By Dick McHugh, Mitch Moore, Katy Koontz, ISBN 0-7627-4405-7, ISBN 978-0-7627-4405-3
  2. McMinn, Suzanne (June 13, 2010). "Fried Bologna Sandwiches". Chickens in the Road. Retrieved April 19, 2014.
  3. "Ballpark's signature sandwich: Fried bologna", (online version of the Cincinnati Enquirer), March 30, 2008.
  4. kirscuisine (October 24, 2020). "Fried "Jumbo" or Bologna Sandwich". Kir's Cuisine. Retrieved May 28, 2022.
  5. Scout, Grub. "Alice's Diner is decent fare for a neighborhood spot | Grub Scout". Knoxville News Sentinel. Retrieved March 31, 2022.
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