"I used to work at a local restaurant called Bowincals," said John Crouch. "We had the best hot bologna around. Just ask (Daily Mail Sports Editor) Chuck McGill. The sauce had three ingredients: ketchup, brown sugar and chili powder. Very simple and very delicious."
He said you take about two cups of ketchup and start with two tablespoons of chili powder and one-third cup of brown sugar. After that, you can add more chili powder or brown sugar to taste, or make it sweet and spicy or just hot.
"I remember growing up in Montgomery during the '50s and '60s and my mother made the best hot bologna sandwich I ever had," wrote Richard Divita of Scott Depot. "As a kid, it didn't take a lot to satisfy us. This hot bologna sandwich was pretty simple to prepare back then, so here we go ...
"One slice bologna from rolled bologna about one-fourth to one-half inch thick. The bologna was nicked on three equal edges, just to keep it from curling up as she cooked it.
"She would cook it in an iron skillet until it was burned a little on both sides, and then she would put about one-fourth cup of ketchup in the skillet and turn the bologna over a couple of times until coated thoroughly. Serve it on a toasted hamburger bun. Pretty simple but always a great sandwich," he said.
"I still from time to time make this sandwich, but I also make an updated version. I will use a good quality barbeque sauce and cayenne pepper to taste, topped off with a heaping spoonful of caramelized onions. I hope you try them and enjoy them."
Oh, you know I will.
What's better than buying a nice big bowl of homemade soup to enjoy on Super Bowl Sunday - or any cold winter's day, for that matter?
Getting to keep the bowl, too.
And not just any bowl, but a beautiful ceramic one handcrafted by West Virginia artisans whose work is often on display at Tamarack.
This Saturday, just a day before the big game, Unity of Kanawha Valley will hold a "Souper Bowl Saturday" soup and bowl sale at the church, on the corner of Bridge and Myrtle roads in South Hills.
Homemade soups, breads and tasty baked goods will be sold, along with the opportunity to purchase ceramic soup bowls created by regional potters. The Tamarack Foundation worked with artists from St. Albans to Hinton to donate bowls for this weekend's sale.
You can purchase just the soup or the soup in a decorative bowl. Potters will also have order forms on hand in case you'd like to purchase additional matching bowls or a complete set.
Get some soup to eat in, purchase a bowl to take out or stock up for the game.
The sale will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, with proceeds going to the church. For more information, call 304-345-0021.
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Recipe: Ross' Pool Room Hot Bologna Sauce
- 18 oz. barbecue sauce
- 9 oz. prepared mustard
- 12 oz. chili sauce
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 3-oz. bottle Texas Pete Hot Sauce
- Stir all ingredients together in a bowl until well blended. Season to taste.
- Brush sauce on bologna or add to skillet while frying.