Bologna in the Belly

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2004/08/09 13:14:57 (permalink)

Bologna in the Belly

We have a very large Elvis tribute festival here every year. For our guests I do a whole hog roast to go with the banana and peanut butter canapes and other weird things Elvis.

This year I took a whole bologna and during the last few hours of cooking wired it up in the cavity of the whole hog on the spit. The pig fat basted the tube and got nice and crispy/smoky on the outside. Even the people who have issues with this maligned, often misunderstood food hunkered in for a taste and then seconds.

Does anyone else have strange ideas in BBQ land? Let me know I'm not alone in my perversions.
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    Jim in NC
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    RE: Bologna in the Belly 2004/08/09 13:47:48 (permalink)
    Barbecue bologna is popular in and around Memphis so it ain't so strange. I wish it would catch on around here!
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    RE: Bologna in the Belly 2004/08/09 14:51:40 (permalink)
    Hey Rumbelly, Is it always on the day of his death? I remember that moment as well as JFK's assasination. I think it really made me feel old instead of a kid for the first time, and I was all of 25.Did you serve the BBQ'ed bologna as a sandwich, or with peanut butter and banana toppings?
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    RE: Bologna in the Belly 2004/08/09 15:38:58 (permalink)
    I too was 25 and pregnant with my daughter. She is now a School teacher and when she was telling some of her children that she was born in 1977, they replied that she was really old because she was born the same year way back when Elvis died
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    Hey Rumbelly, Is it always on the day of his death? I remember that moment as well as JFK's assasination. I think it really made me feel old instead of a kid for the first time, and I was all of 25.Did you serve the BBQ'ed bologna as a sandwich, or with peanut butter and banana toppings?
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    RE: Bologna in the Belly 2004/08/09 16:30:01 (permalink)
    in the belly of a pig? that sounds great,would probably be a perfect match with 'garlic bologna
    In Carteret,NJ every year,they have a pig roast and while the creature is turning on the spit,those trencherman who know a thing or two take large hunks of Latvian rye(or any other dense bread around) and hold it under the pig to catch the drippings. the locals call it 'dirty bread' and it is a real treat. washed down with a few pilner Urqualts(sic) and life is much more bareable
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    RE: Bologna in the Belly 2004/08/09 20:42:45 (permalink)
    The festival is held third week of July every year. Its a bit strange and you fufill your Elvis quotient for the year but everyone seems to have a lot of fun. My kids are still trying to figure it all out but they put on the glasses with the sideburns nonetheless. Bologna was served on the plate with the beans. I'm told that your not supposed to use good bread for such a thing. If you see really good bread at a BBQ stand your only hope is in flight.

    Dirty bread sounds great! I will try it this weekend with another fatty hawg. Yeah those pilsners are excellant with BBQ, nice bitter finish goes with the smoke. I like Tennants from Scotland too.

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