The Gatsby

  • Serves

    serves 1


A specialty of Cape Town, South Africa, this hefty sandwich combines bologna and french fries with piri-piri hot sauce. This recipe first appeared in our April 2011 special Sandwich Issue with author Daniel Pinkwater's article Say My Name.


  • 1 tbsp. canola oil
  • 6 slices bologna
  • 1 (8″) crusty Italian roll, toasted
  • 2 cups cooked thick-cut french fries
  • 13 cup ketchup
  • Piri-piri sauce, to taste
  • 12 cup shredded iceberg lettuce


Step 1

Heat oil in a 10″ skillet over medium-high heat and add bologna; cook, turning once, until browned, 1–2 minutes. Split roll and top bottom half with bologna. Cover with fries, ketchup, and piri-piri. Add lettuce; cover with top half of roll.

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