Chasing Shadows: Bologna cups

Bologna Cups with Mashed Potatoes

Bologna Cups with Mashed Potatoes

Published: Thursday, September 4, 2014 at 01:48 PM.

The following recipe, from, may help answer the question from last week: What were the “bologna cups” on the Quinn High School menu from 1964. Does anyone remember more about what Quinn offered? If so, please contact the Times at 653-8868 or contact Lois Swoboda at

Cook mashed potatoes and set aside.

Place a medium skillet over medium-high heat.

Fry each piece of bologna by placing into skillet and cooking one side until desired doneness and then flipping and cooking the other side. *Important* Do not cut the bologna so that it will lie flat. You want the bologna to create a "bowl" as it cooks.

Once bologna is cooked, remove from skillet, blot excess grease off with paper towel and place onto a serving plate.

Spoon a servings worth of mashed potatoes into each bologna bowl and top with a slice of cheese.

You may microwave the bologna / mashed potato cups just long enough to reheat the potatoes and to melt the cheese.

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