Bologna luncheon meat is versatile.
I know some individuals who pluck slices out of the package and gobble ’em up.
Ever fried it until the edges turn dark, then sandwiched between sliced bread and slathered with mustard or mayo? Deeeeeelicious.
Firm scrambled eggs on fried bologna is makes a hearty light meal. Enjoy with or without toasted wheat bread.
When I whipped up this sandwich for breakfast recently, I was inspired to share it with you. I make it once or twice a month.
Scrambled eggs on fried bologna is full of flavor. Super quick and easy to make.
I like apricot jam on my sandwich. A dear friend slathers on a LOT of mayo. Woooow!
Bologna is named after the Italian city of the same name, but they call it mortadella, which is a sausage with bits of lard and peppercorns in it. American bologna is distinctly different, but still loved by multitudes.
National Bologna Day in the United States is October 24, 2020. Source: NationalToday.com
National Bologna Day in the United States is October 24, 2020.
Juicy Oscar Mayer Facts
Born in Germany in 1859, Oscar J. Mayer came to the U.S. at age 14 and learned the meat-making trade in Chicago.
Within a matter of months, the brothers made it profitable.
A wicked plot designed to steal their success failed. The plant’s owner refused to renew their lease, hoping to continue the Mayers’ success story himself.
The entrepreneurs developed a smart strategy that solved the problem.
Oscar and Gottfried borrowed $10,000, opened another shop, and proceeded to make a fortune selling old-world sausages, bacon, and lard. They went on to build an empire.
Oscar Mayer struggled through the ’80s when processed meat was losing popularity.
Lunchables were introduced in 1988 and helped Oscar Mayer regain its former glory.
The product was ingenious. Oscar Mayer used the same bologna sold for years and packaged it with crackers and cheese. Marketed as a way for children to create their own meal.
In its first year, Lunchables brought in $317 million, and currently bring in an estimated $1 billion annually.