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Smoked Bologna-Don't knock it until you try it!

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    Smoked Bologna-Don't knock it until you try it!

    I didn't find any info on the site regarding Bologna so i'll post my own. It isn't really surprising that there isn't much, since fried bologna is generally a southern dish, but it is cheap and ends up pretty good. Several places around here put it on a sandwich with pulled pork and or hot links.

    Bryan is the brand I grew up with, but the store didn't have any so I went with Bar S; can't really beat 5 pounds for $5.
    A 5 pound chub looks like this:

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    Unwrap and then you need to crosshatch the meat with a knife using cuts about 1" deep. I cut all the way around at a slight angle across the meat, and did the same way the other direction, then I cut it in half for smoking. If you get your lines too close you will lose some pieces for the dog. Cut the bottom and top as well.

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    Since bologna has plenty of sodium, I figured i'd try MMD, turned out well.

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    I used 1 chimney of Kingsford in my PBC a smoked with cherry wood. I had never used less than a full coal load but it ran at ~270 for 4 hours. Here it is after about 3.5 hours, at this point I covered it with sauce and tossed it back on with the lid cracked for a half hour; temperatures reached 310.

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    Some people like it thick sliced, I typically fry mine so I sliced it a little thinner. Just like pulled pork, the crusty bottom was awesome.

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    Some people like it with mustard and onion, but I grew up with just mayo on white bread. Fry it in a pan over medium heat until you have plenty of burned spots, the crunchier the better.

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    That looks pretty tasty!

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      Grew up with fried bologna sandwiches here in PA, but that was not the norm for our area. In central PA, smoked "Lebanon" or "Sweet" bologna is the standard. I don't care much for either one, very sweet - lots of molasses.

      I grew up with the pink "German Style" bologna like you show in your pics. Dad always used Miracle Whip on his fried bologna sandwiches, I like a slice of american cheese melted on mine - hold the mayo or whip.

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