Although I love the mayo chip fried bologna sandwich sometimes you just have to step it up. This version is Tonia’s favorite way to eat bologna. It is so seldom that we eat lunchmeat that when we do, it has to be something special. What could be more special than a grilled cheese fried bologna sandwich. It has the grilled taste of frying the bologna first and the warmth of gooey cheese. Your taste buds will think this is Mangialicious.
1 tablespoons butter (for frying)
2 tablespoons butter (for the bread)
8 slices good quality bologna
4 slices bread
4 slices Monterey Jack cheese
Make 3 little slices around your bologna, from the middle out. Each slice should be about 1 ½ inch long. This is so that the bologna does not shrink up and it cooks in the middle. Melt the butter in a non-stick skillet.
Add the bologna in a single layer so that most of the surface is touching the pan. Cook on medium high heat until browned on both sides, maybe 5 minutes total.
Cook over medium heat about 3 – 4 minutes on each side until the bread is toasty and brown and the cheese is melted.
Remove from the pan and serve while the cheese is warm and melty.