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 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.

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] In Oklahoma, barbecue bologna is often smoked for sandwiches.[6]

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.
  6. ^ Tomky, Naomi (October 10, 2019). "Why Smoked Bologna Is the Secret Star of Oklahoma Barbecue". Saveur. Retrieved July 2, 2023.