Last weekend my mom was initiated into this random teacher’s organization that’s basically a sorority for grown women. Well, she spent the entire weekend at a hotel in North Jersey, leaving my dad and I unattended. Since I worked most of the day that Saturday, my dad had to fend for himself. When I got home there was music blaring and the kitchen was spotless…I guess he was bored and decided to do some spring cleaning (personally, I would have done something fun, but to each their own). In addition to scrubbing the counters, he found the time to invent a bologna sandwich with sauerkraut, onions, and cheddar cheese. He couldn’t wait to tell me about it, so I remade it to snap some pictures and decided to share it with all of you (after all, I put up one of my mom’s creations a while ago haha).
Anyway! It’s pretty simple to make and all the flavors pair nicely together. Browned bologna, tart sauerkraut, and gooey cheddar cheese get sandwiched between crunchy buttered bread. A little sauce (thousand island) and some onions get thrown in the mix before you chow down.
Try it out and leave my dad some props!
2 slices bread
1 tablespoon butter (room temperature)
1 thick slice bologna
1/3 cup sauerkraut
1/4 onion (sliced)
1 slice cheddar cheese
1 tablespoon thousand island salad dressing
Butter both sides of the bread. Repeat for second slice. Place bread in a hot skillet until lightly golden. Flip and toast other side. Remove.
Sear bologna in the skillet until lightly brown. Flip and brown other side. Remove from pan.
Toss the sliced onions into the hot skillet and sear until lightly golden, about 2 minutes. Remove onions.
Meanwhile, warm the sauerkraut in another pan until hot, about 2 minutes.
Put the browned bologna on the toasted bread. Layer with cheddar cheese, onions, sauerkraut, thousand island dressing, and the second slice of bread. Place sandwich back into the skillet for 2 minutes per side so the cheese can melt.
Remove. Slice. Enjoy!