National Bologna Day | Bologna and Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese Sandwich
We all have them. Those foods that evoke such nostalgia that it hits you in the face like a boulder. A good ol’ bologna sandwich is that for me. Let me tell you – my grandfather made the best bologna sandwiches ever. Did he add anything crazy or fancy? Of course not. It was just white bread, mayonnaise, bologna, and sometimes, a slice of yellow american cheese.
My maternal grandfather didn’t really cook, but he made amazing omelets and sandwiches. Up until he passed away, he was still making those two items that I loved from the first bite. I’ve tried to make the same bologna sandwich, but something isn’t quite right. Maybe I use different mayonnaise, maybe I use a bologna made from a different “meat”, but I think it’s just that it isn’t made from his hands.
Either way, you’ll find me buying bologna every once in a while, although usually I’ll eat a couple of sandwiches and then the unused bologna has lost its appeal. For National Bologna Day, I made it a grilled sandwich with pepperjack cheese. It’s not my grandfather’s bologna sandwich, but it’ll do.
Bologna and Pepper Jack Grilled Cheese Sandwich
- 2 slices white bread
- 2 slices bologna
- 6 pepperjack cheese slices
- Heat a pan over medium-low. Build sandwich with bologna in the middle of the cheese, with 3 slices of cheese on either side. On the outside of each bread slice, spread butter.
- Grill in pan until bread is browned to your preference. Flip and grill on the other side.