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    Dagwood Bumstead

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    LAURIE's Note:

    Named after Dagwood Bumstead, a character in the "Blondie" comic strip, this very tall sandwich is piled high with meats, cheeses, condiments, and vegetables for a dramatic presentation. To keep layers from falling over, skewer them on a spindle or with a bamboo skewer. This when broken down actually makes 5 separate sandwiches but the presentation is something else, especially for a football game party! From a pamphlet at my local deli.

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    • 10 slices crusty white bread
    • assorted fresh greens (green leaf, shredded romaine, red leaf, and Boston lettuces)
    • 1/4 lb monterey jack cheese, sliced
    • 1/4 lb white American cheese, sliced
    • 1/4 lb white provolone cheese, sliced
    • 1/4 lb cheddar cheese, sliced
    • 1/4 lb oven-roasted turkey breast, thinkly sliced
    • 1/4 lb pastrami, thinly sliced
    • 1/4 lb salami, thinly sliced
    • 1/4 lb capicola, thinly sliced
    • 1/4 lb pepperoni, thinly sliced
    • 1/4 lb roast beef, thinly sliced
    • 1 large ripe tomato, thinly sliced
    • 1/2 yellow pepper, thinly sliced
    • 4 pieces bacon, cooked crisp


    1. 1
      Building the Sandwich.
    2. 2
      Lay out five slices of bread.
    3. 3
      Layer two with green leaf lettuce.
    4. 4
      Layer each of the remaining three with one of the following: shredded romaine, red leaf lettuce, or Boston lettuce.
    5. 5
      Layer the first green leaf sandwich half with three slices jack cheese, next add turkey and top with four tomato slices.
    6. 6
      Cover with another slice of bread and place on spindle.
    7. 7
      Layer second green leaf sandwich half with three white American cheese slices, add pastrami slices and top with slice of bread.
    8. 8
      Place on spindle.
    9. 9
      Layer shredded romaine sandwich half with three slices of provolone cheese; on top of cheese, shingle two slices of salami, next fold one ham slice and place on salami.
    10. 10
      Then shingle two slices of pepperoni, fold and add one ham slice; top with yellow peppers and bread slice.
    11. 11
      Place on spindle.
    12. 12
      Layer red leaf sandwich half with three slices cheddar, two slices tomato, fold and add roast beef; top with bread slice.
    13. 13
      Place on spindle.
    14. 14
      Layer Boston lettuce sandwich with three slices tomato, add four pieces bacon and top with bread.
    15. 15
      Place on spindle.
    16. 16
      Garnish top of completed sandwich with cherry tomato skewered by a toothpick or miniature flag of favorite team.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on September 20, 2006


      This took a little while to get it right, but the outcome was OUTSTANDING!!! Made it for a friend's birthday party, plus it was opening day of college football season. I made three of these and EVERYONE loved them. I put small serving containers of different mayos, mustards and dressings so each guest could help themselves to the condiments of their choice. Laurie, thanks to you, all my friends now think I'm the QUEEN of Dagwood sandwiches! THANKS SO MUCH FOR SHARING!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Dagwood Bumstead

    Serving Size: 1 (315 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 5

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 826.5
    Calories from Fat 480
    Total Fat 53.3 g
    Saturated Fat 26.8 g
    Cholesterol 179.3 mg
    Sodium 2057.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 32.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.1 g
    Sugars 3.9 g
    Protein 53.1 g

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