The Gatsby

The Gatsby

In South Africa, french fries, bologna, and achar was dubbed The Gatsby after the 1974 film The Great Gatsby, which played there at the time of the sandwich's invention. See the recipe for The Gatsby »Todd Coleman

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.

The Gatsby
This hefty sandwich combines bologna and french fries with piri-piri hot sauce.
Yield: serves 1

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.