Southern Comfort Food

Posted by: Lea

Southern Comfort Food - 10/05/13 06:21 PM

I really was born in a trailer park down here, but I think this delicacy cuts across class and region ~ If it doesn't? That just means that Anthony BoredBrain really is a dick (Yes, it's true. He is a dick).

OK, that doesn't make much sense, but try this for mouth feel ~ A fried baloney and grilled cheese sandwich. Seriously, peeps, it's simple, cheap and [insert Homeresque Drool] earns serious cred if you're in a white trash mood.

Yes, there are rules. It has to be on cheap white bread with Merican cheese [shout out to Bill Murray ala Stripes], and the baloney has to be fried up before it becomes a part of the sandwich that simmers and entices . . .

OK, so I guess I enjoyed this one way too much.

Anybody beat that with a better sandwich? I'm not gonna be real regional about this. Good is just good. [UnLadyLike MacBabe belch laugh ]

LL

Posted by: Celandine

Re: Southern Comfort Food - 10/05/13 07:44 PM

Originally Posted By: Lea

Anybody beat that with a better sandwich? I'm not gonna be real regional about this. Good is just good. [UnLadyLike MacBabe belch laugh ]



An Eggplant Parmesan Sandwich

BADDA-BING!
Posted by: MrB

Re: Southern Comfort Food - 10/05/13 10:57 PM

Spam has been mentioned as a substitute for bologna.

I also like fried egg and cheese sandwiches.

Dave
Posted by: steveg

Re: Southern Comfort Food - 10/06/13 03:04 AM

Ok, there's no bread in this equation, but...

elbow macaroni + sour cream + cottage cheese = nirvana!

Hot & freshly mixed or cold the next day are both awesome.
Posted by: Stumpy1

Re: Southern Comfort Food - 10/06/13 03:47 AM

My Mom used to serve us grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup made with milk for lunch from time to time. On those days, the world seemed perfect. smile

I love fried baloney, too, Lea.
Posted by: Pirate

Re: Southern Comfort Food - 10/06/13 06:33 AM

Not quite a sandwich....fry the baloney until it turnes into a cup, place mashed potatoes in the center of the cup, cover the entire thing with melted cheese...any yellow variety will work
Posted by: MrB

Re: Southern Comfort Food - 10/06/13 06:54 AM

We had that often when i
I was a we lad.

So good
Dave
Posted by: MrB

Re: Southern Comfort Food - 10/06/13 06:59 AM

My basic tenet for cooking is if one takes good stuff and puts it together, it will be good.

Pork and beans and wieners
Or
Fry a couple of eggs then pour pork and beans over them

As for your elbo macaroni dish with cottage cheese

One my old staples is cottage cheese with chopped green peppers, onions and tomatoes .

Dave
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Southern Comfort Food - 10/06/13 07:13 AM


Peppers Eggs & Onions

Any color bell pepper, and an equal amount of onion,
coarsely chopped, fried in a bit of olive oil, salt and
pepper to taste, then pour 2 scrambled eggs over
it and continue frying until it "sets", then slide it
out onto a platter, and divide into sandwiches..

whatever bread you have on hand will do
but of course Italian bread is the best.
Posted by: lanovami

Re: Southern Comfort Food - 10/06/13 04:05 PM

"I really was born in a trailer park down here"

I am not that much of a foodie, but I had to smile when I saw this line to open it up. I am glad you don't shy away from such a statement. I was not born in a trailer park, but background-wise I might as well have been, and that's okay. We are more than where we came from, much more. And those places are more than they are labelled to be.
Posted by: Pirate

Re: Southern Comfort Food - 10/06/13 04:35 PM

Originally Posted By: Stumpy1
My Mom used to serve us grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup made with milk for lunch from time to time. On those days, the world seemed perfect. smile

I love fried baloney, too, Lea.


I take the tomato soup a step further, with milk of course, but I also add in some shredded cheese, colby melts good, but a good yellow cheese of any kind will work. sometimes I ad a slice of baloney to the grilled cheese.
Posted by: lanovami

Re: Southern Comfort Food - 10/06/13 05:49 PM

"My Mom used to serve us grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup made with milk for lunch from time to time. On those days, the world seemed perfect.

I love fried baloney, too, Lea."

These were also staples of my childhood. I learned to "make" them myself fairly early on as well.
Posted by: Nana

Re: Southern Comfort Food - 10/07/13 12:28 PM

Baloney whoppers

Thick fried baloney (burnt around the cup edges & a little in the middle) slapped on a sesame bun slathered with mayonaise, 1 tomato slice & 1 piece of lettuce.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Southern Comfort Food - 10/07/13 12:45 PM

.
Boloney Farts


Posted by: Celandine

Re: Southern Comfort Food - 10/07/13 12:56 PM


Potatoes Eggs & Onions

Thinly sliced potatoes, thickly sliced onions;
Fried together until onions are transparent and
potato slices turn golden. Pour 2 lightly beaten
eggs over them and continue frying until golden.

Slide onto a platter and divide into sandwiches.
Any bread or roll you have on hand will do...
...but again, Italian Bread would be ideal.
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Southern Comfort Food - 10/07/13 01:05 PM

Now this comfort food is from the really deep south.

Picadillo
1 lb of very lean ground beef
one small to medium onion, chopped
a couple of garlic cloves, minced
a cup of vino seco Edmundo
8 oz. can of tomato sauce
1 tbsp. oregano
1/4 to 1/2 tsp. cumin
a sprinkle of ground red pepper
handful of green olives, chopped
salt and pepper

Sautee the onion and garlic
Add the beef and everything else
Stir
Cook
Eat.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Southern Comfort Food - 10/07/13 01:17 PM


What are the characteristics of vino seco Edmundo?

I have everything else on hand, except the green olives
and I might try it tonight
Posted by: yoyo52

Re: Southern Comfort Food - 10/07/13 01:18 PM

A very dry cooking sherry, Cel. The flavor is different from regular cooking sherry, though.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Southern Comfort Food - 10/07/13 01:26 PM


No worries laugh

I live in a really ethnically diverse area
it'll be no problem scoring some..
...but maybe tomorrow.

Ted was raised in the Keys..
..he really gets off on Cubano cuisine.
Posted by: MrB

Re: Southern Comfort Food - 10/07/13 02:53 PM

Originally Posted By: lanovami
"I really was born in a trailer park down here"

I am not that much of a foodie, but I had to smile when I saw this line to open it up. I am glad you don't shy away from such a statement. I was not born in a trailer park, but background-wise I might as well have been, and that's okay. We are more than where we came from, much more. And those places are more than they are labelled to be.


I truly believe those born under adverse conditions and improve their lot are to be proud. The same goes fo groups of people. Kinda like an inverse class system IMHO

Dave
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Southern Comfort Food - 10/07/13 06:15 PM

I grew up in an Industrial Park but
it was a location, not a lifestyle.

It just happened that my dad was pretty
much in charge of keeping a huge chemical
factory running on a day to day basis.

Adverse only in that we were physically
isolated from everyone else our own age.

The "Up-Side" was that I had time to
learn to cook, paint, do wood-work, etc.
..and got a hellovalot of reading done.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Southern Comfort Food - 10/07/13 07:52 PM

Originally Posted By: Stumpy1
My Mom used to serve us grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup made with milk for lunch from time to time. On those days, the world seemed perfect. smile
I hear ya'. I still have that now and then. It's best with plain old white bread which I don't have around too often though. I'll get a yearning once in while and get Wonder Bread and have PBJs and cheese sandwiches for a few days. Party on in the 50 Y.O. style. grin
Posted by: drjohn

Re: Southern Comfort Food - 10/07/13 07:54 PM



Nuff said. wink
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Southern Comfort Food - 10/07/13 08:00 PM

Speaking of killer samitches, the summer wasn't the best for tomatoes around here, but the fall has made up for it, they're still coming off the vine. Generally around here the 3rd week in Sept is about the best it does. Just picked some up from my brother's.

Picked up a loaf of Ciabatta bread and real bacon, none of that turkey crap for BLTs.

With real Mayo too of course. Don't like the light stuff.
Posted by: Jim_

Re: Southern Comfort Food - 10/07/13 08:00 PM

Originally Posted By: drjohn


Nuff said. wink
Breakfast of champions.
Posted by: drjohn

Re: Southern Comfort Food - 10/07/13 08:07 PM

Originally Posted By: Jim_
Originally Posted By: drjohn


Nuff said. wink
Breakfast of champions.


YES!
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Southern Comfort Food - 10/08/13 01:08 AM

Originally Posted By: Jim_
Originally Posted By: Stumpy1
My Mom used to serve us grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup made with milk for lunch from time to time. On those days, the world seemed perfect. smile
I hear ya'. I still have that now and then. It's best with plain old white bread which I don't have around too often though. I'll get a yearning once in while and get Wonder Bread and have PBJs and cheese sandwiches for a few days. Party on in the 50 Y.O. style. grin

PB&J were Kindergarten lunchbox staples, but by 3rd Grade
we were allowed to go home, we'd RUN all the way home to
have Lunch With Soupy Sales & the "USUAL"... grin grin grin
....Tomato Soup & Grilled Cheese grilled w/a slice of tomato
Posted by: Stumpy1

Re: Southern Comfort Food - 10/08/13 04:27 AM

Quote:
It's best with plain old white bread which I don't have around too often though. I'll get a yearning once in while and get Wonder Bread and have PBJs and cheese sandwiches for a few days. Party on in the 50 Y.O. style.


White bread is what I like the most on the rare occasions I have grilled cheese or PBJ, but we seldom have white bread around, also.

Do more fried baloney or salami these days, but even that not so often.

I've gotten used to fake mayo, and it's improved dramatically over the years. Still not as good in a tuna/pasta salad, but I like it fine on a sandwich.

Yes, to quote Abe Lincoln in Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, "Party on dudes!" smile
Posted by: Pirate

Re: Southern Comfort Food - 10/08/13 09:43 AM

But did anyone mention Head Cheese???not so bad if it is made right
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Southern Comfort Food - 10/08/13 11:16 AM

Originally Posted By: Pirate
But did anyone mention Head Cheese???not so bad if it is made right

"Souse Meat" = Pickled Meat
My old man used to LOVE that stuff
but only eat it when we visited Alabama.
He said it didn't taste the same (wasn't made
the same) "Up-North". Although they're basically
the same (comprised of chopped up meat suspended
in gelled aspic, Souse meat has the addition of vinigar,
whereas the Northern Recipe for "Head Cheese" does not.
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Southern Comfort Food - 10/08/13 12:50 PM


I just stirred up a "Chicago Style" (Pizza Hutt Style)
Thicke Crust Pizza for tonight.. the dough is rising.

BTW..
Does THAT count as a Sandwich? ...or A Comfort Food?

Does & Is afaic smile

Ted's half will be "Red" while I prefer "White" Pizza


blush ...ah... as long as my roots are showing wink

I vastly prefer Neopolitan** Salami to Boloney
(harder, drier, redder, spicier pepparoni-like salami)
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Southern Comfort Food - 10/08/13 02:26 PM


The dough was working so nice I changed my
mind and made 2 large, thin crusts instead.

BTW
To all intents & purposes, THEY'RE DONE! cool

They're already par-baked and cooling
whenever the spirit moves us we'll flip
a coin to see which one of us dresses them
and finishes the additional 15 baking time.

~ Aside from the hour rising time ~
it really doesn't take that-much-longer than
a sandwich + they'll be done in less time than
it would take to order them from a pizzeria.

...and mine is Soooo Much Better smile